Tuesday, February 9, 2010
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??
MONKEYS MONKEYS MONKEYS!!!!!!! We got to feed the Monkeys bananas! They are cute but also very creepy! they guy told us they would not bute or anything, they just wanted the food, and that they were afraid of us - but him hitting them with that life jacket doesnt seem like they are all that friendly!! haha. Also - the big monkeys would try to drown the little monkeys when they came out to get the bananas! It was terrifying!! the poor little things squeeled so loud! haha but monkeys - neat but creepy!!
This is us going back to our hut after our muddy fun!! :) Pretty sunset over the muddyness! haha
Monday, February 8, 2010
This is the pretty railway station that we had to wait around at for a few hours until the next train arrived to take us to Klong Khone. While we waited - we ate Mangos! Yum!
So this is the craziest thing! Our train had JUST arrived - like 2 minutes before, and we passed through on these tracks...but the tracks have a market on them! Yes I know they do! The market was pulled back the tarps and everything for the train to pass through and then immediately afterwards the market is put back over the tracks!!! It was a really nice market as well!! But how crazy - who thought to build a market on train tracks???
There are full length bambo shoots!! They are HUGE!!! the men were taking them off the truck, I suppose they were going to build another hut hut to live in!