Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Trip to Hanoi Vietnam

Trip this time we spent 4 days and 3 night during the Hari Raya Holiday in Hanoi (Vietnam). We decided not to take tour, but instead we rent a big van (12 seater). The problem with Vietnam, most of the driver do not know how to speak English. So most of the time we have a communication breakdown. But luckily the people on the hotels very helpful in translating the schedule and place that we decided to go during our trip in Hanoi.

Some advise if you planning to rent a van during your trip to Hanoi, make sure you have plan to where you want to go. Most of the time the person of contact are able to understand English, so it is advisable to ask them to prepare your itinerary in advance.

First day when we land in Hanoi is already afternoon, and decided to take dinner in one of the restaurant in Hanoi. After that we rush for the famous Water Puppet Show around 8 PM.

On the second day, we spend the whole journey on the Halong Bay. The journey from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes about 4 hours. Along trip we stop at the arts shop factory, where by they sell lots of traditional clothes, painting, stone sculptures and many more. 

The above picture shows the Vietnam lady drawing and some 2 colour banana.

The trip in Halong Bay will be taking cruise for 4 hours. The price per person around 100 USD and it is included the cruse fees and lunch. During the cruise trip, they will take you round the Halong Bay Mountain and there will be only 1 stop which to see the cave. It was a great journey. Beautiful places and scenery, maybe next time should try to spend the night there.

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