Today was our street food tour with Han. The whole day was so interesting and (mostly) tasty food. James had the cheek to suggest Han was a better guide than me, a little unfair to be honest. Han's favourite saying was 'to try a little, I want you to taste everything.' We were all very brave and tried everything. Our food favourites were the DIY spring rolls, Banh chi and the egg cream coffee. M&D would have situated themselves on Coffee Street for sure. Here is the list of all the foods we tasted:
We had our last meal with S&R, well a snack we were all stuffed. We wished them well and good luck in their adventure; riding a motorbike to Sapa. We chose the more relaxed option of an overnight train. This wasn't just any old train it was 'The Orient Express'. I have put this in inverted commas as for G&C, who have been on the actual Orient this didn't quite compare. For James and I on the other hand, having experienced our fair share of crappy trains, this was the height of luxury.
I had been pre-warned by James and Jenny that I would have to put up with snoring if I was sharing a berth with G&C. A small bar and those 'tubey' crisps were employed into our carriage to ensure a goodnights sleep for all.
The journey was a bumpy one and Gail, Chris and I struggled to sleep. James went for a toilet break in the night and came into the cabin as Chris sat bolt upright and exclaimed 'Your Mum's going to be grumpy in the morning'. He laid back down and went straight to sleep-haha!