Two taxi , one cyclo (bicycle petty cab) , one mini-bus rides and $30 – more than a days budget – Chris and I made it successfully to Hanoi Backpackes’, where we fell into the most comfortable beds in all of South East Asia.
This morning we put our two halves of a brain together and with the help of the travel girl at the hostel came up with a tentative schedule for Chris’ time in Vietnam and booked a three day trip to Halong Bay.
In an exhaustive effort we learned to cross the street- not an easy task- and explored a good part of Hanoi’s “Old Quarter”.
I wish we had more time in Hanoi but the trip to Halong Bay seems amazing. We will be kayaking, sleeping on a massive house boat, rock climbing and going to the limestone caves.
More updates and photos when we get to Hue on Friday.