Sunday, January 30, 2011
We spent the rest of the time in Hanoi relaxing, walking around the city and eating. On our last night we went to some of the food stalls and had some delicious sticky rice with pulled pork and chicken soup. I don’t remember what that cost but it wasn’t a lot. We then found a place where beer cost next to nothing, but it was too cold to stay too long. We needed to pack and get ready for the next day. We had booked a flight from Hanoi to Bangkok as it cost less than it would have cost us to travel overland. I couldn’t wait to get back to Bangkok. Vietnam is a beautiful country but it’s overshadowed by the harshness of the people. We felt like we were always getting scammed and hassled by the locals. The friendly people we met were few and far between and it was very tiring constantly watching your back. The weather also took its toll on us, especially since we weren’t prepared. I just couldn’t wait to get back to warm and sunny Bangkok where it wouldn’t be a hassle to buy food or anything else. It was a strange feeling because when I had first arrived in Bangkok I though the city was crazy and overwhelming, but now it looked warm and inviting. I couldn’t wait!