Day 3 and 4 oh my!!
So we were going to bus all the way up the coast to the top of Vietnam and stop along the way but realized that with our 10 day time contraint…..busing 1705KM was not feasible since at most, with the shitty roads and crazy drivers, they travel at 60 km/h. which is SOOO SLOWWW. haha. So we flew up to Danang which is an hour away from Hoi An. Hoi An used to be a trading capital for Asia, but that moved to Danang so Hoi An is this BEAUTIFUl little town with old historic buildings on a river with a really easy vibe to it. So we flew in and got into a taxi…..and we agreed upon a price…but then it went over the price so we argued with him and finally he dropped us off in the middle of nowhere…..haha….literally…..so we went to the coast and walked along the beaches until we came up to this hotel under construction. there were men working all throughout it…and here we are…..5 backpackers just wandering threw….haha the wonderful thing about asia is the people will NEVER speak to a foreigner in a negative way telling us to leave or anything…haha we just wanted to find somebody who spoke english who could help us…..so half way up to the hotel, walking through what will end up being a BEATIFUL pool area…ALL the workers are staring at us and smiling…and then a gorup of them took out their camera and took a picture of US!! hahaha so we took a picture of them right back. it was funny. then we get inside…turns out…the hotel was OPEN!!! hahah but at a discount because its still under construction…but WOW….it was…..GORGEOUS!!!! it was a 5 star hotel….so I went to the bathroom in there just to say I have gone on a marble toilet. Jealous? You should be. hahahha 😀
Then we went outside and managed to flag down a taxi but then we couldnt comunicate because almost nobody in vietnam actually speaks english…they know words like ‘hello’ and ‘pay’ and ‘cannot’ haha. But then this motorcyclist stoped and she spoke perfect english. and we asked if we could get a motortaxi ride from her. she said wait ten minutes and she would get 5 motorcycle taxis for us for 100,000 Dong per person for the 50 Minute Ride. So we all hopped onto the bikes and it is one of the prettiest roads along the coast and a this one mountain!!! yay!! then we stopped at Marble Mountain and climbed up to the top to this beautiful temple and statues!!
Then we went to Hoi An and spent the evening wandering around the streets. The next day (4) we rented bicycles and toured the old quarters of the town. so pretty! I was leading and I took us off the main roads onto the back streets so we could see the real locals houses and everything – it was beautiful!! I love this town – its so calming and pretty!! Just look!!
Then we got onto the Night Bus to travel overnight up to Ha Noi the capital of Vietnam. Seriously. This bus. was made for tiny Asians. hahaha We were in these Alien Pod like things hahah.