Sinjao ... Hanoi
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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 .
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).
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.
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.