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February 11-14, o6 - Hanoi, Vietnam.

In February 2006 we had a long holiday during valentine's day and we should go somewhere to spend our single moment with the all the girls in our gang so when Nid asked "Do you want to go to vietnam during valentine's weekend?". A thought was came just a minute. I didn't have boyfriend at that time and I didn't want to be a lone at home during that long weekend so YES! The other girls agreed too so that trip had total 7 girls. It was really a noisy trip haha. 

Our target is Hanoi, North Vietnam and capital city of Vietnam. 

Nid's sister used to work in Hanoi so her friend there had taken care of us. At the first time when we heard that Nid's sister's friend is a man, we were happy to have a man (hoped handsome) to take care of us in that trip haha .

:-D
.. but when we met him, grrrrr, he could be our father!!! Hahaha ... 

Hanoi is nice but busy and crazy!! Remind me of Bangkok around Sampeng and Yaowarat Road. I heard a sound of horns every second - like saying Hellooo. Just 2 minutes we sat at a bar in the corn of the road, I saw 6 motorbike crashed.   They drove like they don't care anyone, they just wanted to go so everytime i heard a sound of a horn, soon became a sound of car crash.

I think Hanoi got an influence from china a lot. A feeling when i was there was like when i was in China. People don't smile. Talk loud. .... but shopping in Hanoi is not bad, cheap. I bargained a lot. 

First day, we went to Jor Ngoun temple. It's the first college in Hanoi. Long time ago it was a temple and school of noblemen (in chinese called Jor-Ngoun).

tired ... very very very
After they graduated, their name were inscribed on stones. It wasn't an general stone but it's a turtle sculpture which made by stone. Each turtle for one person.

After that we went to 2 places of Art museums. There has many paintings from many artists around the world, no photos, they don't allow. Then my friends wanted to see 'Water puppets show' (only one in the world).  I was so tired that day, really wanted  to sleep after walked walked walked to many places but all of my friends wanted to see it so i should join them unless i'd be sorry later if it was a great show. 

The story of the show was about a history of Vietnam, the culture, the way of life. If you don't understand vietnamese language but you'll understand an action. I like those puppets, they're carved. Painted wooden puppets held on sticks by people standing in a pool of water hidden behind the screen.

Water Puppets show, they did it. If i was sleeping during the show but i still have a photo to share with you :) , my friend took it.
I know this is a show that i shouldn't miss. I know it's not a show that i can see anywhere else, it's only in Hanoi, i know. I tried to opened my eyes but since the show started, i slept. A first song was like a lullaby song!!!! I missed it. My friends woke me up before the end so i got a chance to watch it for 5 minutes!! (ahh, i slept about an hour!!???) Wondered if i snored???? ...

We had 4 days in Hanoi, got a cheap hostel in the center of the town (6$ per room per night). It was comfortable, don't have to switch on air-con because it was veryyyy cold in February.


tomdc says:
Great blog, Thanks!
Posted on: Sep 08, 2007
aswold says:
Very detailed blog...very nice
Posted on: Aug 16, 2007
Andy99 says:
I really like your blogging style and ability to convey a sense of the locale!
Posted on: Jul 04, 2007
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Hanoi vehicle :)
Hanoi vehicle :)
:-D
:-D
tired ... very very very
tired ... very very very
Water Puppets show, they did it. I…
Water Puppets show, they did it. …
Favorite dessert shop for my frien…
Favorite dessert shop for my frie…
rice ...
rice ...
Its a house!!! Thought it was a s…
It's a house!!! Thought it was a …
All of us!
All of us!
The way to Hanoi.
The way to Hanoi.
This turtle sculpture had a name o…
This turtle sculpture had a name …
on plane
on plane
in front of jor-ngoun temple
in front of jor-ngoun temple
Hanoi beer Model
Hanoi beer Model
Another Hanoi Beer Model lol
Another Hanoi Beer Model lol
shes too
she's too
also Hanoi Beer model.
also Hanoi Beer model.
Miss Hanoi Beer lol
Miss Hanoi Beer lol
cheers
cheers
wonderman in Hanoi!!
wonderman in Hanoi!!
Hanoi field.
Hanoi field.
ring ringggg
ring ringggg
Yummmy seafood, me and som.
Yummmy seafood, me and som.
Water puppets show
Water puppets show
A view in a cave
A view in a cave
In the cave, wang sawan.
In the cave, wang sawan.
me
me
nui and lai are enjoying that ... …
nui and lai are enjoying that ...…
Water puppets show
Water puppets show
Jor-Ngoun temple
Jor-Ngoun temple
eiei, corns.
eiei, corns.
Should be the best shot!
Should be the best shot!
Nice view
Nice view
Our place, price I Hotel.
Our place, price I Hotel.
In hanoi pub
In hanoi pub
in jor-ngoun temple, its a rehear…
in jor-ngoun temple, it's a rehea…
Favourite vihecle in Hanoi
Favourite vihecle in Hanoi
walk back home
walk back home
haha, they love it!!
haha, they love it!!
Near our hostel
Near our hostel
in water puppets show theater.
in water puppets show theater.
:)
:)
just arrived
just arrived
My friends really love this desser…
My friends really love this desse…
down there was my bed :)
down there was my bed :)
Hanoi food
Hanoi food
lost again
lost again
Smoking room at the airport in Han…
Smoking room at the airport in Ha…
the bus that took us to Halong Bay
the bus that took us to Halong Bay
we lost, my friends tried to look …
we lost, my friends tried to look…
shop shop .. again again
shop shop .. again again
behind me is a bank
behind me is a bank
waiting for an icecream
waiting for an icecream
again, where we stayed
again, where we stayed
my friend
my friend
Dragon, in water puppets show
Dragon, in water puppets show
i like this traffic circle and hat…
i like this traffic circle and ha…
its calm at night
it's calm at night
in the market
in the market
flowers for sell on valentines day
flowers for sell on valentine's day
Hanoi
photo by: mario26