There is so much one can learn from travel. We enjoyed Vietnam a lot! What one can learn from a different country and culture is something you can take for granted until you reach a certain level of maturity. Your eyes then open to see a different part of the world and your taste buds enjoy new food. We talked to our children about how the people lived and pointed things out. Our children our little so we had to break things down for them to appreciate things more. “See the kind of hat they are wearing? That is a Vietnamese hat. Isn’t it cool?” We let them try different food and most of all remind them to thank God for vacations like this.
We stayed at The Hyatt Regency in Danag Vietnam which was a huge resort. What the kids enjoyed most was the wide beach. On our first afternoon we spent it just enjoying the sand and free space around us.
The water slide at the main pool was a big hit and our kids kept getting on it. They equally loved riding the waves on the body board at the ocean which was the perfect size of waves for my son. I think what my husband and I enjoyed the most was that Hyatt had a kids club where we could leave the kids while we enjoyed couple time at Vie Spa. It was simply invigorating! We started off with a foot soak and scrub in sea salt water with mint, and lime. My feet have never tasted Heaven like this! They texture of the herbs being massaged on my feet was delightful. We had a 1 hour massage after. The oil they used smelled of exotic spices and was definitely not my ordinary massage
On our second day we headed of to Hoi An, just 30 minutes by car from our resort. It is a Heritage site that depicts ancient Vietnam perfectly. Filled with Japanese and Chinese architecture carefully telling of how Vietnam was once occupied by these Asian countries briefly. It is so pretty that in 1990 it was officially recognized by Unesco as a world heritage site. We toured the city by a Vietnamese tricycle and stopped at the important tourists architectures. We even got to see a Vietnamese show where dancers performed to traditional Vietnamese music being played on traditional string and percussion.
At the end of our tricycle tour we got on one of the river boats and cruised the Thu Bon River which was used for foreign trade in the late 17th- 18th centuries.
Perhaps one of the things I enjoyed most about Vietnam was their food. Their salads so richly filled with herbs like mint, basil and cilantro was simply heaven for me! Topped with dried fish or crunchy sweetened tiny shrimp and tossed with their fish sauce vinaigrette was amazing! Don’t forget to try the Vietnamese pancakes Banh Xio wrapped in rice wraps too!
Hope you enjoyed reading this because I highly recommend it as something to put on your list of travel even if you have little children with you. Enjoy your week!