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So after the chilling at the beach back to the travelling. We left Hoi An by plane and arrived in Hanoi in th afternoon. The city itself is not much to see we stayed in the city for 2 days to check it out and sniff the athmosphere but it is just a city as any other city. So we quickly decided to book the tour to Halong Bay. So we had to wake up …
The rest of the journey to Hanoi passed without a trouble, no more leg hair stroking, just a few Chinese/English films that were dubbed very loudly with a monotone Vietnamese speaker. We arrived early in the morning, though late according to the schedule, with little energy to barter with taxi drivers. We knew which hostel we wanted to stay in so …
Having arrived in Hanoi train station at 5am in the lashing rain we were immediately mobbed by taxi driver touts offering us a lift into town. This was common in China too but now the touting was in English and the prices were ridiculous. The first guy wanted US$300 for the 15min journey! Obviously this was the opening salvo in the world of …
... and rubbish. James strapped on a
boot, and then put a plastic bag over it, and then put some Vietnamese
information booklet in the bag under his shoe so he wouldn’t have to feel the
crunch as badly. While Ali stayed safely on the bed, he crept into the
bathroom, armed with a torch and a can of deodorant, as roaches don’t like
light and they are not very fond of deodorant either.
The roach was nowhere to be found, not behind the toilet,
... a coca cola with ice. We have only an hour for lunch and now we’re going to Three Door Gate or familiar with Literature museum. There is free guide at the front of entrance but if you don’t speak Vietnamese better to explore the building without that guide. In this building you can see turtle statues and flowers in the pots. It’s designed like a book. This is the last building and tour is over. Now, each of us should be dropped to the hotel ...
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