Imagine that you are sitting down in your own shower. You have had a long day, and the busy water drops are healing your soul with small hugs all over your body. The heat is burning your skin, but this kind of pain is closer to pleasure. If your water bill would have let you, you could have stayed here forever. This is how I feel about Hanoi. It’s such a busy city. It hits you with so many different impressions that it numbs your sense of focus. After a long adventure through Laos, Vietnam knew how to make us feel refreshed again for new explorations. Colours, lights, smells, music and traffic will position your mind in a stage between overwhelmed and totally high. You will forget your own name and the roads will continuously surprise you with new knowledge. What a place, I love it!
This is definitely the place for great coffee and superb service: The Note Cafe.
Make sure to get hold of a local (thanks, Jenny!). We had such a lovely time exploring the real Vietnamese dining with these lovely ladies.
Your skin is so red after the burning hot shower. You are ready to turn the water tap to the blue side. Your lungs make you gasp for air after the extreme temperature change. Your focus is back: It’s time to get up and dry off in the cool air of Sapa. The contrasts between the crazy life of Hanoi to the countryside of Sapa is like black and white. You suddenly start appreciating the lack of pollution and the flourishing green sceneries. Our stay in Sapa was accompanied by two lovely Americans, Lee and Derek. As you can see, we had a pretty good time.
We all adore you, Lee, you just have to deal with the love!
Quote Of The Day:
“Friendship is so weird.. you just pick a human you’ve met and you’re like ‘yep I like this one’ and you just do stuff with them.”