Just some more pretty pictures from Vietnam 🙂
This is the bus ride we took from Nho Quon to Hanoi. What a lovely ride. Look at all the people!! haha They put seats up and down the aisle to squeeze people in!! And this is only 20 minutes into the ride!! They shuved probably 10 more people on this bus! It was one sardine bus thats for sure!! But the lady next to me served for lots of amusement as Din and I attemped to speak Vietnamese to her via the 4 pages of Vietnamese at the back of our Lonely Planet book!! hahah
This is the beautiful hike through Sapa. I walked through this for 2 days – through lots of muck – but so much fun. 🙂 See how beautiful the area is??
Then we had flights.
We ended up running into the two people we’d met in Sapa who the girl had attended Lakehead University in the airport!! haha What a small world when you’re traveling 🙂 So I sat and talked with them for a while then went to bed and now I’m back ‘home’ in Bangkok!!!
After we returned from Kayaking we went swimming!! It was like 15 degrees outside. haah It was freeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzinggggggggggg!!! But it was nothing compared to Lake SUperior so I wasnt too worried – it was the Australians we met on the Junk who were dreading every moment of it – but oh so funny for me to watch. haha We got to climb to the top of the Junk and jump off of it!! somebody pushed me once and I went into a somewhat dive but mroe of an unfortunate Belly Flop!!! hahaha It was painful, and worse because it is salt water so when I opened my mouth under water I got a WHOLE lottta nasty in my mouth!! hahah. Yucky salt water. But I could definitely feel how much lighter I was in the salt water compared to home!! I was just floating up as if I was wearing a life jacket…..ok…..not that much…..but still!! 🙂
And then crazy enough, a lady we had met on teh night bus from Hoi An to Ninh Binh, we ended up seeing again in halong Bay!! haha so that was super neat!! 🙂
This is us on the path walking up. A tree had fallen onto the path so we all had to climb on under it. Real Jungle Trekking! 🙂 haha
Within the national park there was a Monkey Centre that rescued monkeys from illegal traders, from the black market, from circus trades, and those monkeys who were being shot at in the jungle for their furs and insides which are used to traditional chinese medicines. This centre helped the animals to heal and then to reintegrate them into the jungle in their natural habitat. They were very cute. There were about 35 monkeys in the centre all together, and about 8 different species. 🙂 They were just swinging around all happy go lucky 🙂
Here are some videos from days 3 and 4:
5 Star Hotel – How beautifulllll hahah one day I will be rich and stay here 😀
This was on the motocycle on the drive up to Marble Mountain!!
This is walking up Marble Mountain and the view around it!!
This was biking down the random lanes in Hoi An – so pretty I loved it!!
Again in Hoi An – but biking in the centre of town! 🙂
This was the night bus. Everybody all crammed into our little Alien Pods!! When I layed down flat on my back I still had to bend my knees to sleep! and Im only 5’3!! Poor guys whoa re both over 6 feet!! haha. silly alien pod night buses….
Day 3 and 4 oh my!!
Did you miss me?? 🙂
Tomorrow, Jan 21st I am leaving reallllly early in the morning for Vietnam! I am going for 10 days during the vacation time from University! So I wont have access to my computer for those 10 days! But If I happen to run into a computer I’ll do a quick update!!
My plan: Fly into Ho Chi minh, then open-bus-ticket up to Hanoi, stopping at Dalat and Hoi An, then Halong Beach, and Sapa. Then flying back down to Ho Chi Minh and then home to Bangkok.
Until then! Have a great 10 days! 🙂