But we need a short break. Hub is thinking Tianjin, near Beijing but we can only be away about 5 days so that's not enough time. We are keeping Taipei for a whole family trip (hard to do now that both kids are in Australia) in December because that's one place where winter's not cold. China would be freezing by then. I'm rooting to go to Vietnam because 1) I love Vietnamese food 2) I want to visit Vietnam before it becomes another big slick Asian country 3) that's the place for a short getaway 4) the fare's only RM220 ex KL, return! That's truly cheaper than a meal.
I need to know from those who've been to Hanoi and HCMC (this is what I love about blogging--so much info available). Should I go to Hanoi or HCMC??? I have a friend in HCMC who's been telling me to visit, no one in Hanoi. I also am not interested in doing Halong Bay and those tourists -beaten tracks. I just want to visit a place I've never been before, enjoy and learn the history and culture of the country and eat. E-A-T.
Where to eat, where to sleep, where to go? Must know within the next two days!