Tag Archives: Hanoi

Some Things I Might Have Done Differently….

I think this blog, unless I’ve anything pertinent to add, has hit a dead-end. I’ll try to keep it going, but tell your friends, once you’ve read it, to keep the hits and views coming. I thought, I’d mention a … Continue reading

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Further Thoughts About Vietnam, Hanoi, and a Saunter Under Neo-Lights

I wasn’t looking forward to a repeat performance, a 24 hour bus journey back to Wenzhou, so I bought some sleeping tablets, hoping they’d stave off the effects of insomnia. I had a chat with an English tourist who’d just … Continue reading

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Throwing Money to the Wind – New Year Travel Problems

The Hanoi world seemed dead. Most were not communicating, were not responding, although there wasn’t that many around to care, really. I wanted some free breakfast – it wasn’t forthcoming – so to make it so, I had to spell … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Think We Can Say We Didn’t See Anything of Vietnam”

The train made a prolonged stop at a station. I toyed with the idea of getting something to eat from a vendor on the platform. I changed my mind. It wasn’t long before another couple with two youngsters raided the … Continue reading

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Hue, Somewhat Overrated – Thoughts about Dormitories

It continued grey, and with a steady drizzle, as the bus turned corners before dropping me off at Hue’s Backpacker Hostel in the heart of the Guest area. This once-capital city, before it changed to Hanoi in 1945, was where … Continue reading

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From Haggling, to a Hanoi Water Puppet Performance

Tickets for the Water Puppet Performance cost 40,000 Dong if you do not mind sitting anywhere or 60,000 Dong if you would prefer a seat in the front rows. The show lasts for about 60 minutes. Performance times are at … Continue reading

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Afterthoughts – A Grumpy Hanoi Hibernator

It only took a few moments. The inky blackness, for hundreds of metres, encircled the boat. Lights, as though twinkled by fairies, displayed the nearest dormant boats, angled and spaced from one another. In front of them, the lights spread … Continue reading

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