After another night train finally get out of china n land in vietnam!! thank god!! pretty tight controls at the border n we actually thought we were getting arrested...the wee chinese passport men did not look amused...so wanted to take a pic n start coughing n sneezing just for the banter!! ha!!
after being bumped by our taxi we get to the hostel (which is ace) n crash out!! first day was nuthin too adventurous...just took a dilly dally about n got roasted alive by the sun!!
day 2 - the action starts...you think the roads at home are mad...u aint seen nuthin til you see hanoi...so what did we do...hire bikes!! was actually s***tin it but its better to just get stuck in n its actually thee best laugh ever...even when your smack bang in the road of a million oncoming vehicles coz you dont read the traffic lights!! ha!!
the place is actually stunning...lake is sooo pretty n the people r soo much nicer than in china!! all the wee kds smile n wave n they try your best to help you even when your completely lost n they speak no english...yoga class did not happen coz zan left us alone to tryn read a map n control our bikes!!! NOT A CHANCE!!! so 2 hours after we were meant to b in yoga we arrive back at the hostel...ready to die!!!
food is sooo good...although the first meal was a bit of a disaster...god knows what it was but we done our good deeds and gave the lot to a wee homeless lady!! meal number 2 was actually amaazin n it started a serious spring roll addiction!! yum yum!!
never mind the normal food...get yourself into fanny n get stuffin your face!! actually thee best icecream in the land EVER!! they even have an all you can eat buffet once a month...best invention ever!!! i think i might ask for a job there!!!!!!!
erika kept forgettin to put pants on which resulted in some serious action...first off was a wee korean man who wanted to take her pic...he was a captain in the army 20 years ago btw!! and we now, or should i say erika...have his mobile/home/email and website!! high five!! he was such a wee sweetie n i actually think he was just genuinely a nice wee man!!
after our last fanny feast in hanoi all th lights came on round the lake n we just chilled n watched them do their dancing classes n their meditation/tai chi...which i did try to copy!! was pure bliss n we will defo be pushed to find a better place.....
WE LOVE NAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!