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Late night recollections of Hanoi

SINGAPORE | Sunday, 13 Apr 2008 | Views [635]

I should be sleeping now because I have to wake up early but my brain is still quite active. I was lying in bed just a while ago trying to let my thoughts run their course and into the darkness but instead I ended up with the urge to write. I was thinking ... Read more >

Tags: hanoi, vietnam

Vietnam Day 10: The worst ending ever

VIETNAM | Saturday, 29 Dec 2007 | Views [790]

Lianyi had been sniffling and coughing a lot and suffering from an on-and-off fever since Halong Bay. That was Tuesday. We thought nothing of it, just kept plying him with Panadol and Strepsils and their Vietnamese equivalents. On Saturday I found ... Read more >

Tags: hanoi, vietnam

Vietnam Days 7 to 9: Exploring Hanoi and Tam Coc

VIETNAM | Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | Views [829]

On Day 7, I woke up feeling pretty sad because Xai had left that morning. It would be a long time before we would see him again. I remember the next two days being quite aimless. I think we were quite bored of Hanoi by then. We'd overestimated the amount ... Read more >

Tags: hanoi, tam coc, vietnam

Vietnam Day 6: Halong Bay Pt 2

VIETNAM | Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | Views [663]

When I woke up that morning I opened the door and found Xai standing outside my room, about to knock. And behind him, a giant cliff passing by. Til today, that's still one of my very best travel memories. There's something magical about waking up ... Read more >

Tags: halong bay, hanoi, kinh do, vietnam

Vietnam Day 5: Halong Bay

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | Views [517]

We woke up early, around 7 am, to take our bus to Halong Bay at 7:45 am. The bus was super crowded. It was really just a mni-van. Every seat was filled with a tourist and any other available floor space was filled with a backpack. The tour guide took ... Read more >

Tags: halong bay, vietnam

Vietnam Day 4: XAI!

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 25 Dec 2007 | Views [802]

Lianyi : Do you go up to attractive Hmong girls and ask them, "Do you want to do radio?" And then they say, "Yes," and you bring them to your house and you say, "Ok, time for a mic test."? Xai : "Can you take off ... Read more >

Tags: hanoi, vietnam

Vietnam Day 3: Hello Hanoi

VIETNAM | Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | Views [2311]

Well really not much happened today. Lianyi and I took a Pacific Airlines flight to Hanoi at 10 am. To board, we had to take a shuttle bus from the gate to the plane. On the bus we made friends with Raphael, a middle-aged Australian ... Read more >

Tags: hanoi, vietnam

Vietnam Day 2: Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple

VIETNAM | Sunday, 23 Dec 2007 | Views [1567]

We booked a day trip out of Ho Chi Minh City today, to go to the Cao Dai Temple and the Cu Chi Tunnels. It cost us only 6 US dollars each. We set off at 8 a.m. A bus picked us up at our guesthouse after breakfast, which was provided free at ... Read more >

Tags: cao dai, cu chi, ho chi minh city, saigon, vietnam

Vietnam Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City

VIETNAM | Saturday, 22 Dec 2007 | Views [1277]

We landed in Ho Chi Minh City at 8 a.m. Vietnam time. The airport was grey and spartan, a cold welcome to a Communist country. But Ho Chi Minh's weather was not cold at all, in spite of our expectations. It was very warm, just ... Read more >

Tags: ho chi minh city, saigon, vietnam

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