Anh Toan Plaza Hotel
Travel Blogs from Hanoi
... miles lined with Palm trees. Out one window was this coastline and the other window huge marble mountains from which much marble has been cut and manufactured into statues.
We arrived into Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam at 5:30am, caught a taxi to the bus station and bought $12 tickets to Cat Ba island. Cat Ba is in Halong Bay and involves a combination of bus/bus/speedboat/bus. Everyone assures me Halong Bay is magnificent- 18 hours later we are hoping they are ...
... into the office and smiled my best smile at everyone I encountered. The lady who handled my application did not return my smile. She still had the same ****** off expression she wore on Friday.
And she still tried to tell me I could get my visa on Thursday, or at the latest on Wednesday. I told her I needed it by Tuesday. She pulled a face, sighed and started writing a receipt. When I asked her when I could pick up my passport ...
... countries. I am very lucky and thankful having grown up and lived in the countries I have. I have so much freedom and when you travel these countries you realise just how lucky you are. Headed back to Hanoi where I'm now a pro at crossing the road. Traffic rules: green means go, yellow means go, red means go, green walk man means nothing! It's a human arcade game and I love playing it!! Dad arrives and I was off to surprise him on his birthday at the airport for his arrival. ...
... Hanoi. We had to be careful crossing roads. The advice is, make eye contact with the motorist, cross slowly to allow motorbikes and cars to weave around you, don't run or you won't allow the driver time to dodge you and always let the bus pass you - if you pass in front of the bus there is probably a few thousand motorbikes coming up quickly who won't see you. So we did all that and made it across the road.
We walked to the Opera house, which is ...
... Sea twinkling 150 feet below us.
We wound along beautiful roads and started to feel our confidence build. We began to recognise lines in the bends and where to shift our weight, what gear to enter a turn with, which one to exit and how hard to brake. We were dropping knees and riding two abreast along the empty straights, shouting conversations to each other over the engines and the wind and grinning wide, involuntary grins. Occasionally the coast road ...
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