Wednesday, October 26, 2005


We got back from Sapa this morning (at 4.20am for all those who think this travelling lark is actually fun). It was pretty cool, we did a 2 day trek with a stop over at a hill tribe village. We didn't really interact with the family that much but had a good evening with a few beers.

The actual town was a bit dead as it's off season but we found the one bar that seemed to be worth going to.

Now we've killed another day in Hanoi and we're getting the overnight bus to Hue (pronounced Hwey) in about half an hour. Should be a fun ride. We got the overnight train to Sapa it was fine on the way out there as we were knackered from Halong but not so fun on the way back. I'm looking forward to pressing on into Vietnam, apparently the people are more friendly in the south, we shall see.


Anonymous Mighty Matt said...

Don't try and make out it's a hard life. Just think of poor Tom slaving away on something pointless and boring!

Wednesday, 26 October, 2005  
Blogger tom said...

here here!

Thursday, 27 October, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember being very frustrated getting off that early morning train into Hanoi.

The buggers were all busy haggling me and all I wanted was me bed.

Ignore the miserable two above me, it ain't fun lugging a bag full of all your possesions when sleep deprivated at 4 in the morning. Still, it's only a minor downside to trippin'


Thursday, 27 October, 2005  
Anonymous Mighty Matt said...

Hey I wasn't being miserable, just bringing a little perspective to things. And don't forget little Ashy has been ill... We're meant to be doing things to make him feel better!!

Friday, 28 October, 2005  
Blogger tom said...

Well if the misery of his mates cheers him up I can certainly help.

Finally got bike stuff sorted today, cost me nearly £200 so is definatley not cheaper than getting the bus,
checked weatherforcast-said dry in manc today
soon as i left uni it started hailing. pretty wet.

stopped as soon as i got home.

bt delivered broadband whilst i was out so after toweling off+changing clothes got back on bike to go get parcel from post office.

on way back got pissed on again,

fell off bike.
(in the middle in the road in the pouring rain)

and have extremely pointless business coursework in for 9am monday morning. electronicaly submitted. Ash ask suz why she VOLUNTEERED for this crap.

Friday, 28 October, 2005  
Blogger Ash said...

Ah Tom, you bring such delight to Suze and I, anything remotely difficult or inconvenient becomes a pleasant blur as we consider your plight, thanks buddy!

Saturday, 29 October, 2005  

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