Travel Blogs from Hanoi
Unwell but determined to not let this get in my enjoyment of this trip. This will be a relaxing chill trip, slow and easy.
At Noi Bai airport waiting for family's flight in. Wow I'm amazed by Vietnamese receiving their I would think families? Complete with real big bouquets of flowers! That's something I seldom ever see in spore. Maybe …
... a day trip kayaking and rock climbing around Halong Bay. Definitely a highlight of the trip. We paddled into lagoons, found secret beaches and climbed huge limestone karsts. Climbing was physically challenging in the pouring rain but the feeling of accomplishment when we reached the top was priceless. It wasn’t until I abseiled down from my last climb to discover the Thai boy belaying me was doing it wrong. Lynsey tried to give him a few pointers but I was just glad I had my ...
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... past, making it almost impossible to walk. We could see our lives flash before our eyes. If you weren't tripping over the mopeds on the pavement, it was street food. This was street food like we have never seen before, it is just like they had decided to set up restaurant right in the middle of the pavement, arranging children's plastic chairs to sit on as if it was normal. Well I guess it is normal in Hanoi, these street stalls were everywhere.
The stench of ...
... and hanging on for
dear life, while it is attached to a speed boat that rides around at 70kmh with
the aim of trying to hurl you off the float and into the water. Painful yes,
but super fun and I’d do it again in a heartbeat.
After the trip to Halong Bay we returned to Hanoi for the
night to recover. I had a overnight train to catch the next day to Hue. The
train was pretty comfy. Not as good as Thailand but I did sleep for a bit. Hue