We wanted to go home (Australia) for Christmas. I knew the wee one would want it, and I needed to stock up on supplies of things I haven’t found in China. Our original plan was to surprise family in Scotland, but both plans foundered on the rocky reef of flight costs: over $4000 for both of us return, and only a 2 week break.
So on impulse I got us tickets to Vietnam instead. A few other staff are going, and as it’s cheap it means Ms 9’s dad (whose funds are rapidly depleting) an come with us.
Haven’t researched anything, just heading there rather blindly and hoping for the best!