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The evening before my birthday we got together with some of the people we had been to Halong Bay with, and went out for some food.
The next day was my birthday, and due to the unbearable weather and feelings of overindulgence from the night before we stayed in most of the day. I woke up to find that my gorgeous fiance had gone out early to a flower market on the other side of the lake and bought me back a beautiful bouquet of dark red roses, my favourites!! In the evening we found a TexMex restaurant and had huge piles of fajitas, YUM! The tablecloth was made from paper and they provided us with crayons, so we wiled away the time drawing pictures and writing messages! At the end of the meal we were umming and ahhing over which dessert to get, but chose to all share a cheesecake, but it was the worst cheesecake in the world, how disappointing!! When our comment forms arrived we said how wonderful everything was, except of course the cheescake.
After a final day of souvenier shopping we had to say goodbye to Sarah. We went with her to the airport, she had to get a connecting flight to Bangkok which she only just made due to complications at Thai Immigration. It was sad and strange to see her go, we had got used to having a third traveller with us!
Two days later we had to do the trip to the airport ourselves, flying to Bangkok and getting a connection to Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand.
Having seemingly moaned about a lot of things in Hanoi, we loved Vietnam. It is one place that we definatley would like to return to and see more of the country. The atmosphere was very relaxed after China, and the people really friendly! Plus the food was edilble, a definate bonus, Sarah even managed to convince me to eat street food. Although we drew the line at fertilsed eggs with fully developed ducklings inside *vomit*