Monday, August 4, 2008

After recharging our energy, we carry on our exploration with our HEAVY "TURTLE SHELL"-->backpacks.                                                                        'lepaking' on street

We went around Hoan Kian Lake and brought the Water Puppet Show Ticket for 5th July.

Hoan Kiam Lake Scenery

Me and Mary with our "TREASURE MAP"

Shop selling all kind of 'Tanglong'

Lively Drawing saw on the street

We went from street to street exploring out and there was this "friendly" fruits sales lady approach WK and Mary to offer her hat and Carrier fruit basket for photo taking. This two little 'water fish' was not doubtful about it accept the offer, but we scene the fishy behind this "GOOD OFFER", she take out 2 small packet of pineapple and ask us to pay 20K Dong for that... 1.5UsD for 2 packet of pineapple..after much negotiation we manage to get her agree to pay her 10K Dong for 2. Sigh, 2nd time being cheated. LESSON 2 Do not simply accept any offer from the LOCAL people !


During the Dinner time we walk along street to hunt for stall seling local food.

We took Beef Spring Roll, Dry Beef "SALAD", and Beef Noodle before we heading to the Railway Station.

Dry Beef "Salad"

Beef Rice Noodle

taken at the Noodle stall with the Stall Owner

After our Meal, the travel Agency Stuff, Du brough us to the railway station to catch our train to Sapa.

Du , Vietnam travel agency stuff

The train seat we brought is 6 bed hardsleeper dorm, we being arrange to different dorm. In my dorm there was 2 Vietnamese Writer with an American who kept silent throughout the 10 hours Journey to Sapa.
I was too exhausted, as I get on the bed I directly fall into deep sleep and I was filty and stinks as I haven't taken any bath for 2 days ...1st day I was working in the day and catch bus to LCCT in the night, 2nd day whole day travelling in Hanoi and whole night on the train which is without any bath room except a smelly toilet. But I can't bother much REST first zzzzZZZzzzz...

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Exploring Vietnam-->DAY 1

2nd July...3 of us(me, Wee Kiat and Mary) on this JOURNEY was extremely excited. We never imagine we are actually TRAVELLING OUT for the very first time on our own to a ALIENATED LAND!!

Journey PLAN 1 Melaka-->KL-->KL Sentral-->LCCT-->Hanoi

Mary and Wee Kiat on the skybus to LCCT(see how excited they smile)

We arrive at LCCT at 11.30p.m and we spend nearly 5 hours try to sleep in LCCT McD as our flight is 6a.m in the morning, it was seriouly torturing experiance, we was so worn out that day.

4 hours of traveling on the flight we finally landed on the land of HANOI....Take a deep breath ...Ahhh, Vietnam the land of PEACE(is that really that peaceful??)

The first thing we need to do upon our arrival is get the local bus to HANOI city...we choose to take the local bus just like the local vietnamese because we would like to experiance the life of the LOCAL people, that's the SPIRIT of BACKPACKERS!!!but..... we can't speak vietnamese..haha

The first thing I see as I walk out of the airport Gate-> Chang Dong Jiang advertisement

NOTTHING can stop us, we went around look for buses and just ask "GO HANOI?" Finally we get on Jetstart shutter bus to travel to HANOI CITY.

But another issue incur, where are we going to STOP?!!But God is always graceful, there was a Nun on the bus sitting next to us helping up on to sort out which direction we should stop.At last we manage to stop at somewhere near Hoan Kiem Lake and Sister help us to get a TAXI to get us to Dong Xuan street to the Sine Cafe travel agency to get out train ticket to Sapa.

Upon the first hour of our arrival we already get cheated even though we alert of it through those advise we read through in traveling forum or books. The Taxi extra charge us 90K Dong =4USD for just a 10min drive.. LESSON 1, do not take TAXI in VIETNAM.

At Sinh Cafe we supposing to collect 3 ticket through and flow to SAPA..but something didn't turn up just right, the stuff getting wrong info and only manage to get 2 ticket to Sapa, but they give their promises to deliver us before the train departure time.

Leaving that place we went to hunt for our first meal in Hanoi--> Cha Ca la Vong (Spicy Fish Rice Noodle Streamboat) .

It cost us 90k Dong for each person which means 4 USD for 1 meal, gosh that was expensive.

But it was worth trying , it taste GOOD especially with the rice noodle mix with "Fish Drop" and stir fry vege.

Sunday, June 29, 2008


终于。。。我开始了我的第一个travelling blog。。。那是因为我终于可以去背包旅游了!!!yeah...我的第一站--〉越南。

可是心里还是无比的喜乐恨不得那天的到来。。。另个原因也是因为可以逃避工作。。。哈哈哈哈 :p

我要见证世界之宽大, 探索世界的奥妙,陶醉于景色的优美。。。实践我的梦想不再是个空幻想了。。