Day 2 23rd July 2012
So this is day 2 I think it's 07:00 in the morning and just got into Thailand for my connecting flight to Vietnam. It doesn't feel like day 2 yet as been traveling for 12 hours now and not really had any sleep as yet. I can see myself just crashing out once I reach my hotel but that's still a fair few hours away.
The flight from heathrow was good and Thai airlines wasn't 2 bad. The food was good and we had on demand movies so time went fairly quickly. At least Bangkok airport have smoking lounges so I can have a fag whilst waiting for my next flight.
Just about to board the flight and would you believe my luck the flight is delayed by an hour. I'm starting to think that I'm a jinx when it comes to traveling by plane lol.
We arrive at Hanoi airport about 11:00 local time. Hanoi is a very small and old airport but get through immigration very quickly and it's off to collect my bag. I stand at the luggage carousel and wait for my bag. It's always an nervous time as the bag was checked in at heathrow and I always worry that it will get lost during the transfer from one flight to the next. I wait and wait and then with relief I see my bag pop out onto the conveyor. I grab my bag and head through customs hoping my driver will still be there after the flight being delayed. As I walk out I see my name on a board and head with the driver to the car. The drive to the hotel takes about 45 minutes and I starry to get a little nervous as there is a fly in the car and the driver keeps taking his hands off the wheel to try and catch the fly !...
We arrive at the hotel in one piece and I check in. The room is small but clean and comfortable and I unpack before crashing out on the bed. When I wake it's about 19:00 and it's hammering down outside so I decide I will leave my chance to explore today and start in the morning when hopefully it will be dry. I grab a beer and settle down for the night.