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Asher 27/3/10 Hanoi to Halong Bay

Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | Views [297]

We arrived at Hanoi at 4am and walked to the bus station where we got a bus to Halong Bay. Our driver was pretty scary as 80 % of the time he was on the wrong side of the road. When we arrived in Halong Bay we caught a taxi into town . We then got accomodation ... Read more >

Asher 26/3/10 SAPA

Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | Views [234]

Today Ni'mah and I are sick - I've got the most painful throat and ear.Nim's got things coming out of all ends. Dad left for Mt Fansipan at 5 in the morning. We spent the morning packing our bags and writing postcards. We went for a lunch of pizza and ... Read more >

Asher 25/3/10 SAPA

Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | Views [186]

Dad booked our guide to go  up Mt Fansipan but unfortunately it was not the right weather to climb the highest mountain in Vietnam. That day Mum looked up lots of tours for Halong Bay. Ni'mah and I rested nearly the whole day - it was freezing.

Asher 24.3.10 SAPA

Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | Views [437]

2nd day of trek: approx 14 k's (Yesterday was 17k's). For breakfast we were presented with a high stack of perfectly delicious pancakes served with lime, sugar, honey, bannas and chocolate. A snotty boy in rags hung around. Gave him a banana- happy.... Read more >

Asher 23/3/10 SAPA

Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | Views [192]

We had a lift to our starting point. We walked over a bridge with more than half the planks missing and through farming areas and rice paddies. There were 100's of buffalo. Stopped to talk to a Black Hmong man with some gold dust that took 3 days to collect.... Read more >

Asher 22/3/10 SAPA

Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | Views [213]

Got given a big breakfast - I had banana pancake with chocolate Met Aussie family from Brisbane on a 7km walk through Cat Cat Village - beautiful scenery with waterfall and a fun suspension bridge Came back to hotel and I vomited On way to dinner ... Read more >

Asher 21/3/10 SAPA

Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | Views [306]

Arrived LC at 6am Got minibus to Sapa- freezing - 38 k's up (I was sick) Found hotel for $17 - Cat Cat Twighlight Minority women followed us everywhere Had breakfast at bakery - very nice Saw heaps of minority groups Had afternoon sleep Booked ... Read more >

Asher - 20/3/10 Hanoi

Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | Views [401]

Woken early by street speaker with cool 60's guitar music Mum paid $17, not $1.70 to taxi Went to HCM Masoleum - pretty cool Museum of Ethnology Sent stuff home from post Office Bought some converse shoes for 150000Dong = $9 Rang Ma and Poppy ... Read more >

Asher's catch up - for 19/3/10-...

Friday, 16 Apr 2010 | Views [215]

19/3/10 Hanoi * Walked to Temple of Literature - a good walk as there was interesting stalls and shopfronts along the way. * Sat down for lunch at a street stall and ate a sweet soup with noodles, greens, BBQ pork and it cost 40000Dong ($2.50) for ... Read more >

Ni"mah: 17/3...29/3/10

Friday, 16 Apr 2010 | Views [379]

17/3/10 DANANG to HANOI In the afternoon we boarded our train . We stayed on the train and sat and slept on a seat. 18/3/10 HANOI That morning we woke up when it was really dark. Then it got lighter and we could see better. We walked and walked ... Read more >

Terri 27/3/10 Hanoi to Halong Bay

Friday, 9 Apr 2010 | Views [486] | Comments [6]

The saga continues - slept well despite the threat of a conductor coming to get an extra fare from us.  The sleeper train was very comfortable - after buses as not as bumpy and definately feel  lot safer. Around 4am I awoke and realised we were approaching ... Read more >

Ni'mah 13-16 March

Friday, 9 Apr 2010 | Views [318] | Comments [1]

13/3 - Hoi An When we got off the sleeper bus, we walked for 2 hours. For lunch we had lots of delicious vietnamese food. We were tired so we had a quiet nap. On every street there are lots of beautiful shops and lanterns. 14/3 - Hoi An Mr Kim made ... Read more >

NOTE about Asher's entries!

Friday, 9 Apr 2010 | Views [215] | Comments [1]

Ash lost his beautiful journal which he received as a present to bring oversesas. He had it out on a bus and in our rush getting off had left it on the floor and was incredibly upset.  Now he is just taking notes which he will write up when he gets home ... Read more >

Sapa- 26/3/10

Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | Views [215] | Comments [1]

Adrian was up early for his speedy climb of Mt Fansipan as San was on time - the weather was a little more favourable and hopefuly the trek wouldn't be too slippery. We were planning to leave in the afternoon to Lai Cao to return to Hanoi by soft seater ... Read more >

Sapa- 25/3/10

Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | Views [263]

Adrian got up early ready to take on the mounatin in 1 day when most spend 2 or 3 days with a staop at the base camp but his challenge didn't come to fruition as the rain set in and the guide didn't show u until hours later to organise it anothe day. ... Read more >

Sapa = 24/3/10

Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | Views [258] | Comments [1]

Awoke bright and early, after a comfortable and deep slepp to be welcomed by a foot high (small exaggeration) stack of crepes served with thin skinned local sweet lady fingers, dark chocolate sauce, lime and sugar. We were also served tea as they had ... Read more >

Terri 23/3/10- Sapa

Wednesday, 31 Mar 2010 | Views [488] | Comments [5]

Asher feeling Ok  - he had a little breakfast which he kept down. We decided we'd stick to our plans for at the start of the trip or after 10k's we might have access to a motorbike to take him somewhere if he got tired or sick. Our trek began at 8am ... Read more >

Terri- 22/3/10-Sapa

Wednesday, 31 Mar 2010 | Views [268] | Comments [2]

From our hotel menu we chose our delicious and filling breakfast - a lovely change to just a banana and bread roll - vegetable omelette, baguette, banana and dark chocolate pancake, jam and drinks. After this we had loads of energy to do a small 7km walk ... Read more >

Terri-21.3.10 - Sapa

Wednesday, 31 Mar 2010 | Views [428]

Sapa Arrived in the darkness of early morning and was led (by tout)to one of the numerous minibuses waiting to pounce on tourists heading further into the mountains. We were told that we would be going in 10 minutes after negotiating a price and getting ... Read more >

Terri 20.3.10 Hanoi

Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | Views [285] | Comments [1]

At 6:30am, to the Vietnamese version of "I am your Lady and You are My Man..." we were awoken. It was Saturday and this incident hadn't happened this early to us before. We had walked the streets in various towns listening to classical, elevator ... Read more >

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