Royal Orchid Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
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... good, and the service was bad. Probably as its a short distance form the tourist area, they just dont care as much.
By now we have had enough of the suicidal scooter/motorbike riders, and the car drivers. They all have tunnel vision and would rather not stop or slow down for red lights, intersections or pedestrian crossings. I was even nearly run over by a guy backing his car into a park. He just didnt look. But it seems to work for them ...
... so we were going to head to the bus station instead. But not before we got to use the squat toilets for the first time in the station and got to enjoy the view of an old Vietnamese woman, ****-up while we tried to do so. So not used to this yet. Turned out the bus would be a lot cheaper to get to Hue and for about £10 we would get to enjoy the amazing experience of a 16 hour bus journey to get there . Grudgingly, we ...
... fruits from baskets hanging on a long stick balanced on their shoulders. The city is enchanting in every way and if we had more time, we would have explored all that there is to see there.
But, will such little time, we were on a bus headed to Halong Bay where we had booked a 2 day stay on a traditional wooden Junk Boat. 3 hours from Hanoi the bus stopped at a "factory" where disabled adults are employed to create local crafts to sell ...
... far at all around the city. Those four days put us well behind schedule, but when you are away for so long these things are to be expected.
Tired from the 24 hour bus from Laos we arrived, grabbed food and a beer and got our heads down for some seriously well earned sleep. On that first night though we had an interesting taste of things to come. As we wandered around the streets at about 12am in search of food and a quick quiet beer we were pointed down a lane ...
... moved on to look at their belief systems, sample artefacts and textiles. Jacqui was in her element learning about the rituals, traditions, and day-to-day life of the various groups, and we were able to learn about the Hmong people who we'd encountered the previous week.
We continued into the garden area, where many traditional houses had been erected for visitors to look around. Some of these had been donated and ...