Vietnam from Cape Town.

Starting at the beginning, getting to Vietnam from Cape Town is no small feat. I chose Emirates Airline, as I do. A 10+ hour flight to Dubai, 3 hour layover and then on to Ho Chi Minh City, which takes about 7 hours. I was only visiting the South, but if Hanoi is your destination, the same could be done.

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Best trick in my travellers’s hat on how to survive Dubai Airport, is to find the shower at the Spa. It costs €14, a decadent amount, but once you’ve lingered under that jet of hot water, used the lovely toiletries and fluffy white towels, life is returned to the journey.

Oh, I love the addition of USB power points and wifi to the planes, modern day necessities. The flight certainly does not have to be the worst part of any adventure. It certainly wasn’t for me.

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