Here we are the last trip in Vietnam I started review my Vietnam trip from March and it just finisned today Now it's time to present my Halong bay Trip ...Let's go mates...!!
Paul Bear and Bamboo in Vietnam
Next day I got up early it was raining outside I concerned Ho Long bay might not beautiful as I wish The Van from company tooak us at the hotel about 8.30 AM Just the 2 of us in the van thought it might not high season That was good for us so we can lay down on the seat
It took about 3-3.5 hours from Hanoi to Halong city on the way to Halong city the van stop at handicraft center I saw many vans and buses stop here I didn't take picture cause we had just 15 mins When we arrived at the pier many people buses, cars and van were there..very busy finally I got the answer the junk took their old guests back to the land and will take new guests traval in the bay everyday always do like this as the circle Many tourists take one day trip but some stay 1 night in the junk Our junk is name "Jewel of The Bay"
Stay one night in the junk is my dream and Paul Bear my man made my dream comes true I want to say"Thank you"to him 1,000 times but my Paul bear want nothing just only hope I'll be a good girl Our Tourist guide is name Dong Viet Gob but I called him "Viet" it's easy to remember in the junk had about 10 guests 2 Canadian , 2 English and 3 kids 1 Singaporian 1 Australian and 1 cute Thai girl
after lunch we take walk around the junk we talked with Canadian couple who stayed second night in the junk They travel in many country in Asia as India, China,Cambodia and Thailand They asked me Which one I like between Pang-Nga Bay and Halong bay..I can't tell now
After the junk rode about 3 hours Time for kayak it was a good experience for me during I paddled the boat I saw many Islands... as same as I saw many trash in the water That was too bad seems like water is very dirty
after that we back to the junk Paul bear wanted some beer to dring and I wanted some snack... a couple paddle around the junk sell many sanck such as beer,wine,snack we had some rest before dinner at 7.00 PM
Tonight food was so good all was seafood and vegestable after dinner it time for fishing 3 girls and their parent had a great time Me and Paul bear still enjoy drinking wine and talk with Canadian about our trip and their trip they talked about Thailand and Our beloved King and How much they enjoy their trip in Thailand now I can tell them which place I like Phang-Nga bay more quiet and clearn and it made me realized why many Farang Like to visit and love Thailand
Next day we get up early after breakfast we went to the cave I can see beautiful view of Halong Bay on the top of the mountain
we back to the junk had lunch before we check out and head back to Hanoi It was a great time in Halong bay especially a great time with my great guy "my Paul bear"
Longtime I'm not update my blog Still waiting for my thesis and defense it soon I still have a couple places to review hope your guy do not boring about it ok!
Paul Bear and Bamboo in Vietnam
We flew from Hue city to Hanoi after we had bad experience in Hue we have to becareful to deal with Vienamese Paul bear ask taxi driver about cost that we have to pay cause we don't want problem distance from Noibai Airport to the city about 30 min I did check from many website it's about 10 USD
First thing we can see are bikes,motor bike and cars We arrieved at 6.00 Pm we stayed at Guoman Hotel after we had some rest we took taxi to Hoan Kiem Lake Had some thing to eat and took walk before back to hotel
Next day we went to Military History Museum In that day I had problem with the waitress she disn't understand what did Paul bear order her when the food coming my breakfast was the right one but Paul bear was wrong but she too both back to kichen then took my breakfast aroud the restaurant and ask their customers..Who order this plate? It made me angry cause when I cam back to me It was cold and disease already in my food
After that we walk to Ba Dinh square place which we can visit Ho Chi Minh mausoleum and One Pillar Pagoda..after that we decided to see B52 which crashed in Vietnam war by cyclo... Paul bear did make deal with cyclo 15,000 VND for 3 places such as B52,Some place I can't remember and Hanoi Hillton finally he left us at the Military History Museum Cyclo guy was mean and yelled at us...See How bad he was? We did not take mafia cyclo anymore
after that we decided to walk till we arrived in 36 streets close to Hoan Kiem Lake which we had dinner last night 36 streets is in old quarter which many shop around there such as shoes, backpack,dresses,food etc... we walked all day then we had dinner before back to hotel
We took taxi back to Hotle cause we will go to Ha long bay but we still had problem with taxi driver cause it was expenssive,last night we paid just only 500,00 VND but the meter was about 80,000 VND.. Can you see Vietnamese trick? We had problems with Vietnamese 3 time in One day Such a good trip in Hanoi...
after we back from Halong bay we saty at Zephyr Hotel that not to far from the lake we can walk and shopping at 36 streets before we went to see water puppet I heard many Thai people talk in the theatre after that we took taxi back to hotle Vietnamese still cheat on us cause it wasn't far but we didn't want problem just paid him
Next day before we head back to Thailand Paul Bear want to visit jail that Vietgong confined American prisoners in Vietnam War..They called that jail Hanoi Hillton..we tried to find that places but we lost... we walked and walked untill we saw Hanoi Opera House and still walked but we can't find..we took taxi back to hotel and read book about Hanoi Hillton..finally I got the answer Vienamese call Haowa prison..Gosh!! that's why
after that we took taxi to Noibai Airport here's my bad time in Hanoi...not good experience but still good memories cause I was there with my Paul bear
I did updete this blog a couple day ago but I didn't have a chance to publish it yet today I make power point for my conference all day..just have short time to publish it now
Paul Bear and Bamboo in Veitnam
Next day we early bus from Hoi An to hue the bus picked us up at Life Heritage resort the first step I walk into the bus the bus driver talked to me cuase he thought I'm Vietnamese Well! I said "Sorry I'm Thai,I don't understand. 2 American guys on the bus laughed at me then one of them said"You should wear yellow t-shirt" We Love the King" then they know you are Thai we stoped at some place I didn't know the name but I did take some picture for you guys..for sure
After ChangSan strom gone the view not that beautiful
Old boat Don't know why Paul Bear want me sat on it
About 1 hour we arrived in Hue city we went to the airport but no one there An airport far from the city about 30 kms. we took taxi to the city just look around and in Hue we had bad experience about Vietnamese
Airport in Hue city
Hue is located in Thua Thien prefecture and is in the central part of Vietnam. Located 660 km from Ha Noi and 1080 km from Saigon, Hue has always been considered the fulcrum of Vietnam's two rice baskets, the Red river delta and the Mekong delta. Hue became the name of Vietnam's most well known ancient capital because of the local mispronunciation of the word Hoá in Thuâ.n Hoá.
Atmosphere in Hue city
Bicycles and motorcycles same in many city in Vietnam
As I told you I met Thai guy who work in Saigon he warn me about Paul bear about Vietnamese but as long as we traveling in Veitnam we didn't got problem yet untill... we took cyclo in Hue city..it was bad momory
Market in Hue
we just wanted to help Vietnamese to make money that was reason why we took cyclo we met some guy who ride cyclo he and he try to talk with us and make money Paul bear talked to him "we just want to visit market" around that area and he said ok 80,000 VND/2 people at the first time he was very nice and hlep us took many photos then Paul bear wanted to see the brige which Americans bombed in Vietnam war not too far from Market we made dearl with that guy again about 100,000 VND for 2 people and he agreed about the after our trip he said we have to pay him 100,000 per person mean 300 THB/person it was very expensive...500 THB for cyclo then that guy was every mean and swear to us finally Paul bear gave him just 250 THB and told him if he do not take it we will go to police station See it was Vietnamese trick..we didn't like
Rememberand becareful this bad guy
because I want to try cyclo
we took same taxi back to the airport many people there..we still unahppy about that guy and thought if many Vietnamese do that to toursits not too long toursits will not visit Vietnam any more make me think about Thailand and Thai people we 're more friendly and gentle more than Vietnamese Make me so proud I was born to be Thai..Siamese
My bad experience about Vietnamese not finish yet if you guys want to know have to wait for while some cyclo in Hahoi treat un bas also... ~~To be continue~~
I'm still waiting for my thesis from my advisor That's why I have time to up my blog my Vietnam trip started from BKK to Phom Phen and Phom Phen to Chau doc, Sai gon, Danang Hue, Hoi An, Hanoi and Halong Bay in Vietnam now it's time to present Danang Trip...
Our trip in Vietnam
During we visited Hoi An we had short time to visit Danang..I took some pic for you guys After we stayed in life heritage resort 1 night next day we rent a motorbike and rode to Danang city it's about 25 Kms.fron Hoi An to Danang city as long as I can remember Danang is the city which my favorite movie "Heaven and Earth" refer to "Heaven and Earth" which produced by Oliver Stone was the films besed on the true story of Phung Thi Laly Hayslip from Ky la a rice farming village in Danang (Central Vietnam) In the film's production the director used Some loctiont in Thailand as Phuket and Bangkok It was very magnificent scene of big paddy fields I really like this movie because of their theme,screen play and Music which produce by Kitaro the Japanese great musician
Vehicle to Danang
my favorite movie
Da Nang is in the central region of Vietnam. It is a major port city in the South Central Coast of Vietnam, on the coast of the South China Sea. It is one of the five independent municipalities in Vietnam. Longtime ago Danang was an American army base cause it is the city between North and South Vietnam
lots of motorcycle
Atmospher in Danang City
On the way back to Hoi An.We stoped at Maple Mountain which a hadndicraft village The bus must stop here before go to Hoi An
Pau Bear and Happy Buddah
we arrived in Hoi An at 7.30 Pm Because some one got lost.. we took shower after that had dinner at Cargo Club it is famous restaurant in Hoi An we wait for table about 1.5 hours we went to bed early cause next day we will go to Hue at 7.00 AM ...It was my nice time in Hoi An...
After I corrected my thesis 7 times finally I have time to update my blog I still review my Vietnam trip hope you guy not getting bore my Vietnam trip started from BKK to Phom Phen and Phom Phen to Chau doc, Sai gon, Danang Hue, Hoi An, Hanoi and Halong Bay in Vietnam now it's time to present Hoi An's trip...
Hoi An is a small city on the coast of the South China Seain central Vietnam It is located in the Quảng Nam province Hoi An was an important trading centre in the 16th and 17th centuries, where Chinese from various provinces as well as Japanese, Dutch and Indians settled down. During this period of the China trade, the town was called "Hai Pho" In 1999, the old town was declared World Heritage by the UNESCO, as a well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port of the 15th to 19th centuries,whose buildings display a unique blend of local and foreign influences.
Wedid fly from Saigon to Danang by Vietnam Airline after that took taxi to Hoi An it was cost about 10 USD tonight we stayed at Life Heritage Resort which Paul bear's friend recommend us to stay there It's a beautiful hotel close to Thu Bon River We arrivaled at 6 p.m. very tired but very exciting to took a walk around the old quarter
Beautiful building close to life Resort
other side of Thu Bon River
Tonight we had dinner at a small restaurant near Thu bon River Thu Bon River was an important river for trading in the 16th and 17th centuries Tonight had some show in the old quarter It was very queit night I don't hear or see any motobike ride
Life style in Hoi An
The old style Hotel which still open for the tourists
In the morning we got upe early Took a walk to morning market lots of seafood and vegetables all fresh I never ever see like this in Thailand
Lots of "Pho" Shop in Vietnam
Lifes in Hoi An
a unique blend of local and foreign influences buildings
Guess it's a temple
many art galleries there
Souvenir from Hoi An
After walked for a while..we got hungry we walked back to our hotel for breakfast Thought I was only on Asian who stayed there we took some rest before we rent motorbike and took boat trip in Thu Bon river During the day many Tourists came to visit Hoi An I heard some of them are Thai make me feel good
Thu bon River at daytime
The River Of Lifes
Some Show from resident people
After boat trip in Thu Bon River Paul Bear got some crazy thought we did ride motobike to Danang city I saw American army base on the right side On the left side in the beach guess this area was a beach which Americans called "China Beach" we had just 2 hours in Danang City we ride back to Hoi An..had dinner at Cargo Club Tomorrow morning we will go to Hue then fly to Hanoi City