viernes, 8 de octubre de 2010
1st stop, Hanoi. First impressions, well get a life insurance if you are willing to cross the roads there because traffic is even more chaotic than in India, actually Indian traffic is HEAVEN compared to Hanoi!!.
Lovely colours from the street markets. The only problem is that as backpackers you don't easily get a kitchen in which to experiment the new flavours!.
Up for trying new Vietnamese cuisine? If you thought the french were 'weird' because they eat frog legs, think again! they eat every single part / kind of frogs in Vietnam!
Yes, not only frog, you can also try turtle, duck embryos, warms, nymphs... so many delicacies ..mmmm
But don't worry! you can also find those sweet and deliciously fatty doughnuts!
Cobra in action (well in alcohol even!) And yes! we did have a shot ... it's good for you!
Eddie eating snake spring roll.
Delicious street food!. This is a more than usual scene in the streets of Vietnam where anyone with small plastic chairs and something to drink or eat, is the owner of a 'street restaurant'. Here we were enjoying a delicious 'bbq'.
Vietnamese coffee, very similar taste to Laos one but here they use this metallic pot on top of the glass full of water and coffee. The water drops slowly into the glass and voila! ready to drink!.Very strong taste though!
Halong Bay, north east coast of Vietnam. (Hard feelings part) if you ever go there, please inform yourself well about the activities offered on the cruises, and pray for a nice boat crew! Having said that this is a photo of our boat where we slept for a night and got to visit some beautiful spots between the Hanoi islands.
The amazing caves in the Bay. Breathtaking cave :)
Floating village. Yes! people actually live here!, there is even a new school built for the children of the fisherman!.