Honking In Hanoi

Comments (4) Hanoi, Travel

Ever since the first car ride we had in Hanoi, the only consistent factor that’s been recurring is the honking!

The taxi on the way here was honking every 5 seconds.

And in all honesty (blogging from a guesthouse here) i wouldn’t come back for a holiday again.
True, we’ve only been here for less then a day.
But in that span of time, we’ve been cheated so violently upon that i wouldn’t want to bother anymore!

From street food, to taxi fares (that cost us RM20 for a distance that would normally cost us RM5 in KL), it’s all down to disconcertment the way i see it.

The sole reason people travel outside is to be able to pay less in order to experience new and more things. I don’t see that here.

MilcahG is extremely outspoken and questioned the people at the table next to us how much they were charged upon us having our seafood street food. Despite its sublimity, i cannot justify it worth being RM50.


“We’re being conned left right centre!!!” she cried.
“Yeah man -_-”

We went out drinking and everything closed by midnight so we had to submit defeat and head home.

We called Tommy to tell him we’re arriving in Ho Chi Minh tomorrow night and i grabbed the phone to say, “You’d better make sure we have a damn good time!!!”

Hmm okay besides that, we’ve been having heaps of strokes of good luck cos we almost missed our flight (-_- so what else is new :p) and the only reason we checked in is cos the flight got delayed.

Okay tired. Write more later. Ta.

4 Responses to Honking In Hanoi

  1. Nazluna says:

    so damn cut throat ah?
    and babes
    your info helped
    as did some aussie surfers
    much thanks!

  2. see kay says:

    oh well i just went to hanoi, have not experience any throat cutting services. I guess u always need to bargain first b4 using any services/buying any food/goods.

  3. Ming says:

    Vietnam is like that. Ho Chi Minh City would be much better :) Drop me a mail if you do need info on where to party and hang out in HCMC, I work there 2 weeks in a month.

    I prefer it to the “more scenic Hanoi”

    Regards :)


  4. JoyceTheFairy says:

    naz: good to know! i’ll put the addresses on my blog later on actually, help others in need ha ha!

    seekay: hmm yeah. it’s not like we don’t know how to bargain… maybe we’ve just been going to the wrong street stalls!?

    ming: thanks very much for your offer :)

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