17. Vietnam

Heey, time for some updates!

More Photos you will find as usual in my Dropbox.

The Border crossing to Vietnam was quite easy, and the first difference (of many) what I remarked was the noise in the street. Because in China nearby all drives a electrical motorcycle, walking in the street is not so terrible for my ears than in Hanoi. So the first thing what I’ve done after check in in the hostel was finding a park to chill out.

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Park Công viên Thỗng Nhất

For the next Day I bought a tour to the Perfume Pagoda,I was really surprised that we met nearby no other tourists… But on Vietnamese New Year in the middle of February this place would be crowded by many local tourists.

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Searching adventures for Indiana Jones

The pagoda is build in a big cave, and the atmosphere was really mystic there.

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The Perfume pagoda

On the Way back with the boat, we could enjoy the beautiful landscape a second time.

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Group Foto

In the Evening we went together to a water puppets theater in Hanoi. It was really funny, even I didn’t understand a word…

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I was not really sure about having a trip to halon bay, because I’ve heard a lot of bad experiences, but I thought that in Cát Bà it would be better, so I booked a tour, and I was right. Even we didn’t sleep on the boat, and the whether was cold and not for swimming, we had a nice journey trough these great costal region.

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Gold finger island, James Bond

In the middle of the way, we sit in kayaks and went through a cave to visit the monkeys living there.

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No, please dont make a Eskimo roll in this time!

Arrived on the Island I was surprised, because I booked for a dorm room and got a single very beautiful Bungalow!

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Best for chill out

For dinner, we went for a short hike on the top of the island. The guide said, it would be a easy hike…

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Not really easy, but great experience!

Next day I went alone for the other of the two hikes on this little Island to the sunrise beach to the other side, and in the way were waiting some pigs for me. Cuute!

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Free pigs of course... But anyway, where they went go?

Then we went back to Hanoi with average 40 km/h, (faster is not possible) and took the night train to Lào Cai, near the Chinese border. The tourist office sold me a ticket to the next day, but on the train station was it easy to fix the problem. Nice and helping people!

In the morning then with a mini Bus direct to Sa Pa, a mountain Village with a lot of hiking possibilities. Because of the foggy and cloudy whether I didn’t went to a 2-day hike, but I did a short one for my own to a nearby village and surrounding.

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A lot of rice fields everywhere

On the touristic path is also a small waterfall located. Sorry, it is a big one of course! 😉

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Small or big? Everything is relative...
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Children are playing on my way

The day after, I went directly to Laos with a overnight bus and a short stop in Điện Biên Phủ.

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Nice and beautiful sleep neighbours in the sleeping bus

In the bus was a poor local women very sick the whole journey long, and could only puke all the time. Very lucky that the bus had a good air conditioning system.

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Hello Laos!

Next: Laos, the country with the worst road condition the happiest people.

Ein Gedanke zu „17. Vietnam“

  1. Merci, Sämi, alte Erfahrungen und Erinnerungen kommen an denn Tag.
    P.S. In Sapa gab/gibts einen Motorradshop, der mir eine Minsk (russische Maschine) für einen Tag vermietete… war das ein Ride im Hinter-/Niemandsland von Sapa mit einigen Abenteuer ….

    Kleine Anmerkung:
    1. pic ist nur eine Miniatur.
    2. pic bitte anticlockwise drehen.

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