Posts tagged Vietnam

January 3, 2009

Counting Down New Year In Hanoi (Day 8)

New Year’s eve back in Hanoi. We arrived in the wee hours of the morning pushing through touts at the train station and finally taking a taxi to our hotel. Half asleep we checked in and almost in an instant we found ourselves back in bed until late morning. Our 2nd last day in Hanoi, […]

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December 30, 2008

The Great 14km Walk! (Day 6)

It’s sunny and bright today. We woke up to promising weather that was to carry on the entire day. Thank You Jesus for opening up the skies revealing the gorgeous sun! We rented a jeep, a seriously beaten up jeep that requires a few steps on the brakes before it works! A local driver brought […]

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December 29, 2008

Sapa, Northwest of Hanoi (Day 5)

Arriving from Ninh Binh to Hanoi yesterday evening, we were off to Sapa on a night train from Hanoi to Lao Cai, the town just before Sapa. We bought berth train tickets and managed to get a few winks on the way there. The rooms are not huge, but comfortably spacious with two double decks […]

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December 28, 2008

A Rainy Adventure (Day 4)

Our last day in Ninh Binh before we head back to Hanoi and onto Sapa. Woke up nice and early as sunrise was about 5ish. Breakfast as usual – baguette and omelette and Terence tried something different, pancakes with banana and honey. It was a good thing we had a filling breakfast as the day […]

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December 27, 2008

From Hanoi to Ninh Binh (Day 3)

We exited the city for some needed peace and quiet. Ninh Binh was where we headed to. We hopped on a tour van heading down south and they dropped us off at Ninh Binh enroute. It’s almost a three hour ride there. We made one stop at a highway souvenir shop that sold everything overpriced. […]

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December 25, 2008

A Not-so Christmas in Hanoi (Day 2)

Blessed Christmas everyone! It sure doesn’t feel like Christmas as we started roaming the streets up and early in the morning. People are onto their own business. Where we stayed – the Old Quarters there are rows and rows of shop houses each specializing in their separate trades. There were some shops selling silk & […]

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December 24, 2008

Hanoi – Here we come! (Day 1)

Crashing our heads to rest at around 12mignight, we are greatly relieved that we arrived at our hotel in one piece! Just an hour ago we had been bracing the worst traffic ever experienced. Every foot forward is a tango between motorcycles, cyclos, bicycles, cars and busses. Honks of all types are installed into these […]

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