Saturday, January 10

Vietnam - Hanoi

who says one can't online while he/she is travelling?
So, i'm blogging from Kim Ngan Hotel, Nha Trang. :P

us before boarding our plane. didn't sleep the whole night. only started to do packing at 1am, while bus to lcct at 3!

backpacked ;)

Day 1-Hanoi

Landed in hanoi at 9a.m (m'sia), but it's actually only 8a.m in here. So, we untung one hour like that. Once we reached out from the air port, we saw laiyee's friend holding a card written "LAIYEE" at the arriving area. It was funny because it was my first time someone picking us up with a card, like you would seen in the movie. :)

heng chiang & siew loong

So, this is Loi Heng Chiang and Ding Siew Loong from Ayer Tawar, Perak. Chiang and laiyee go to the same college in Korea. They reached one day earlier and waited for us to move around. hehe. We didn't pakat but it just happened we going on the same time to the same place. ;)

First impression on Hanoi.
1. I like their houses. Due to the limited land, their buildings are tall and slim. That's kinda my dream house. Hihi. All very colorful. me like.

colorful slim and tall buildings

2.They can't speak english!! but lucky us, the bus conductor understand mandarin, but very limited one. At least, she helped me to call my friend, Ta Thu Ha. (to my brother, "leik ar, they can't speak english la. we are like chicken n ducks lor....)

Ta Thu Ha ;)

3. They drive on the right lane. It's opposite from M'sia and the traffic is very horrible.Very very very horrible. Here, there are more bicycles and motorbikes than cars. So you can imagine, it's very messy and scary. Me scare.
motorbikes everywhere. left, right, front, behind

crossing road is the dangerous thing to do in Hanoi.

4. It's very noisy in Hanoi. Everyone honks. Going straight, HONK. Turning right. HONK. Turning left. HONK. Their honks berlaung-laung somemore! so it's very disturbing and disgusting to some extend.

first accident. then second, third more after that!

Language barrier, and cultural shock (yes, very much) we waited for Ha to come to rescue. While waiting, we bought mee instant. So sad right? That's the only thing that we can point at and it's nice. Lol. Once she reached, we bought our sleeping bus ticket to the next destination(Hue) and settled down at the hotel nearby the bus station. It was a family room with two queen beds and a toilet at 300,0000 VND, which is around RM80. It was quite scary, but we can't do much, buta huruf and can't speak vietnam language. Simply pay and go out.
We kept on asking Ha to bring us to nice food. All of us were very hungry. Ha was, as always so blur, but we are really thankful for her kindness and warm hospitality (haha). We didn't really enjoy much because it was very hectic there. We lepak beside the road and what else? cam whored la... :P

Took a cab to the town and reached this place. Don't know what it's called. Just took a few pictures and they went to post office to do some postcard posting back home.

chiang, laiyee and loong in front of the post office.

Then, mingled around and went to a mall and bought some biscuits. too hungry to wait for Ha. :P We took cab to this shop and had this noodles.it's very weird that people there don't eat the white egg, cause they threw away those and gave us egg york only. -.-'''the restaurant.

Then, visited to a lake, (normal-lah, we don't remember names) where the red bridge is. It's a very beautiful, calm lake. Took many pictures there, and some funny things happened that we laughed so loud every ang moh looking and laughing along. huhu.

beautiful tree with no leaves (again!)

the red bridge (sorry la, can't see the color)

the five of us, by the riverbank.

kesian chiang kena fooled by us. He set up the camera and we quietly ran away. hahahahhahah

:)

our dinner of the day. Fried rice and tea. huhu


Took a cab back and cilakak, kena tiok by the taxi driver, his meter rose up so fast and so expensive. First tiuuuu in hanoi. :} Slept around 10pm to catch a ride to Halong Bay 530a.m the next day. So, that's would be my next post. Check out the beautiful scenery!

Next Post: Vietnam Halong Bay

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