I made a video of our recent trip to Vietnam: With Ryusei in Ho Chi Minh City and at Bai Tram Hideaway Resort. It is viewable on my channel Vietnam Playlist.
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Vietnam 2014 – With Ryusei in Ho Chi Minh City and Bai Tram Hideway Resort
After almost 30 hours’ traveling from Atlanta via Tokyo, we arrived late at night in Saigon. Thomas met us at the hotel, and spent the night to be there when Ryusei came over first thing in the morning.
What a wonderful reunion on Monday morning, July 1, 2014. I was so pleased to see Ryusei so grown up!
We spent a wonderful two weeks getting to know this great young man. We once again visited the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens, swam in the hotel pool several times, took Ryusei to Vietopia, an amazing place where kids learn about many different occupations.
On Monday, July 7, we flew to Nha Trang on the coast, North East of Saigon. From there we travelled by car through several cities and some beautiful countryside to Song Cau on roads that reminded me of some parts of Africa, they were so bad and congested. Even thought the distance was only 120 Km (About 70 miles), it took five hours, and we arrived after dark at the beautiful Bai Tram Hideaway Resort.
We woke the next morning to find the most beautiful, very private and secluded beach. Resort manager Ieks Poppema gave us a briefing, and we knew we would have a wonderful few days at this fantastic place. I cannot say enough about the facilities, the food, the incredibly friendly and helpful staff, and the beauty of this place.
I left Bai Tram refreshed and renewed. Too bad we had to travel for 30 hours to get back home, jet lagged and tired!
Willie Grové – July 2014