Monday, August 4, 2008

Viet Passion...


No no... I didn't get to have any fun of that sort but I was in Vietnam for a few days to enjoy the lovely scenery of the must go Halong bay and to experience the essence of northern Vietnam, Hanoi.
Truthfully, Vietnam has not exceeded any of my expectations as I had due to the many recomendation of the place being a shopping haven while many boast of its beauty. No doubt, Halong Bay was indeed an attraction not to be missed but the city of Hanoi left me wandering if my many trips to the temples and shrines were worth the much sweat my Polos have soaked.

Halong Bay



Lovely isn't it???


This picturesque bay is a 3 and a half hours drive away from Hanoi. Its pretty much the many little islands that floof the bay that lead to UNESCO's agreement in naming it one of the many Heritage sites in the world. Though it was a lovely sight but to climb into the cave to have a look at the many beautifully formed staglamites got most of us in a foul mood with the many Vietnamese flooding the cave, making it hard to bear and the rain did dampen most of our spirits...



When we first enter, it looked like we re going into Jurassic Park or something...


However, I must say that the sight of these gigantic islands hovering over our boat did lift my spirit and for once, I felt peaceful, amongst the chattering aunties...


Tam Coc

Row row row your boat...


...Gently down the stream

This lovely place is 2 hours away from Hanoi and before I was there, I have no idea what to expect to see. We arrived at a little hut and was swarmed by Vietnamese offering us with their many trades. Mind you, some were photogs, hoping to make an honest buck out of you from taking pictures for you. What I was more amazed was that he took my picture without my notice and managed to track me down during lunch to sell me his picture, printed and laminated. Well, in Tam Coc, we were given this boat ride to see the streams of a river that leads u through the many, once again, gigantic hills. I seiously had enough of such sights. But the boat ride was really enjoyable. I had this cute Vietnamese boy next to me, constantly trying to speak to me in french... All I could say was, Ohlala... After the boat ride, I was enjoying a cup of cola until, to the horror of my eyes, some ang Mo lady was squatting in front me with her legs terkangkang wide open, flashing her thin black thong...


Here are some fun shots as well...


Barber having his ears cleaned...



Macam voodoo kan?

Ok...

Will be off to KK soon and be back with more to blabber...

See you and hugs

5 comments:

Chester said...

who the boat does look small. scare terbalik.

Silencer said...

erm.so, u r coming to KK? hehe

Fable Frog said...

wah~ went to Halong Bay ah? I missed it... no time to go there~ :( jeles~!

pikey said...

the mountains are just lovely!!

Glog said...

Chester: Yes... Its a sampan la... The one with four people you could see its inches from having it tumbling to the front...

Silencer: Yeah... coming soon...

Fable: Well, nothing that spactacular la... ok only...

Pikey: Yea... soothing la while u are there...