On the 28 September 2019, I was due to fly back from Da Nang to Paris via Hanoi. But what happened at Da Nang set up a series of events that has quite literally changed my life.
The back story to this is that I had flown into Vietnam with my Macbook Pro laptop. A laptop that, at the time and unbeknown to me, was the subject of a recall.
With security bearing down on me at Da Nang I had absolutely no choice but to stay in Vietnam and get the battery replaced on my laptop.
Official guidelines from the aviation authority are actually very contradictory. On the one hand, they say it’s prohibited and on the other, they say just turn it off. The latter is what I had been told at first but then they put the blockers up and steadfastly said no!
Having already spent a little time in Hoi An I decided that for my sanity it would probably be better for me to spend my time there rather than in Da Nang.
Hoi An is a small city in central Vietnam. A city that has stolen my heart and where I made many friends. Some of those friends are shown here but I couldn’t include everyone.
To the people of Hoi An. Thank you. Thank you for welcoming me to your city and for stopping me from going absolutely crazy!!!
I keep being asked when I am coming back. The answer is as soon as I can. Hopefully a lot sooner than you might expect.