Good morning Vietnam
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Heyhey!! It took a little while for this update but finally here it is! :)
Mario and I really enjoyed the last few days in Laos even though Vien Tiang was probably the most quiet capital of any country we`ve ever seen - just a big village... Last tuesday we decided to take an airplane to Hanoi with Vietnam Airlines as we had to make a decison to either go on an almost 3 day bus ride or an hour in the air.... :) The flight was great and we arrived in Hanoi in the evening. And what a place that Old Quarter in downtown Hanoi is-motorbikes everywhere and basically no rules for the traffic! You almost don`t see any cars there and the motorbikes drive wherever there is a way to go-it`s just crazy!! Especially the fact that there is only very few pedestrian walkways it feels extremely dangerous to walk around downtown but it is kind of exciting! :) We left the capital of Vietnam after a couple of days and took the train to Hai Phong which about 3 hours away at the coast.
Today we rented a motorbike and toured the island.
This afternoon we went trekking in an National Park on the island and boy-it really was pretty exhausting and dangerous at times climbing up a mountain but enjoying the greatest view as a treat afterwards!! :) Even though the weather has gotten pretty cold for us now and we definitely need some thick clothes it hasn`t done any change moodwise and we`re enjoying as much as we can. (Even though the main plan of coming to this island was to chill on the beaches, but we`re still havin hope we can do that tomorrow!) :)
The Vietnamese people are quite different compared to the other Asian countries we`ve visited so far, at most places they try to trick us concerning the money and just about every interaction with a local means that they just want money, money, money which is not the greatest way of doing it but oh well.
Well, we`ll still be on this island probably until monday and then head back to Hanoi to -who would have thought- meet Sara again who is coming back from Belgium as she just loves travelling :) Well, that makes especially me very happy and I can`t wait for part 2 of our journey to begin and travelling for the next few weeks with us! We enjoyed last time travelling with her so much and she has turned out to be a very special person... ;) And as if that wasn`t already a crazy enough thing, her friend (with the same name...Sara :) ) also decided to join our travelling and we will meet her in 2 weeks in Pnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia! Now how phunky is that! lol :) It looks like our soul journey is gettin even more spiced up with this and as it looks we`ll continue our journey as a phunky quartett! :)
We would also like to wish everybody who`s living in Christian countries a Happy Easter! ;)Unfortunetely we don`t feel anything of that around here, and Christmas decoration in some stores is even more irritating for us! lol :) Well, the really loudly played Vietnamese music in this crowded internet cafe is gettin really annoying so that`s all for now, folks!