Bec and Paul are trundling through Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia until school is back in March 2009. They insist on keeping a blog despite the facebook thing being much more likely to attract any interest.

9.7.06

Hannoying?...only in Cat Ba!

Well don't be sitting there thinking we have neglected our blog duties. We have just returned to Hanoi after our short stint in Cat Ba (island) town. We encountered a sprawl of vietnamese tourists (imagine rosebud at it's peak) and skyrocketing internet prices, and dial up to boot! We were used to paying 3,000 dong in Sa Pa per hour and in Cat Ba they were asking 15,000 ...stuff that (did i mention it was dial up!?) so we went on strike, and rightly so!

We are currently abusing free internet as the hotel we want to stay at finds us alternate accommodation for the night as they are full. Poor Paul is waiting for us at a cafe with all our luggage whilst we scout.
Though he had a flowing supply of vanilla icecream that i hear is amazing. I have however tried the coconut wich is amazing....also.
so enough of my ramble, i don't want to get to involved in a topic just in case we are whisked off on a moped to our other hotel room.
we have just heard news that the hotel room that was to be our alternate, is no longer free so we now have to wait for an alternate to our alternate...the good part about this is, (besides the free net) that we don't have to arrange a thing! So we are just sitting here listening to the frantic phone calls being made to accomodate us annoing westerners who think they can just stroll in off the street and have everything fall into place...well it has hasn't it (free net!!)

ciao for now
Claire and Bec
Hanoi

1 comment:

ROWDY WOMAN said...

Hey Claire.
sounds like ur haiving a blast , i just figure out how the hell to do this. cant wait to see ya and hear everything u got to say!

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