Category: Hanoi - Me and Maeve in Asia
 
Yesterday we went on a daytrip to a river boat ride through caves along canals through valleys. It was very pleasant and we were all on little three people boats with drivers. Me and Maeve were on a boat together and our rower was very nice,

What wasn't nice was the journey there...

We thought that e would go straight to this river, maybe a 2 hour drive but after driving aroung Hanoi for an hour picking people up we realised this was not the case, when Cian threw up in the bus we knew something was even worse than a little bit of a long bus ride...You see, Cian never gets car sick, in the roughest oceans he is still reading so we knew that it was something worse than Niamh disease. He may have had a tummy bug but in anycase he wouldn't stop so I had to play Cinderella while my ugly sister and went bicycle riding Prince Charming (Dad). so I nursed Cian right through the uninteresting and unnesascary stop at a temple and at lunch. By the tme we got to the boat ride he was better....

So here I sit,  waiting for Mummy....
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Yesterday we went on a daytrip to a river boat ride through caves along canals through valleys. It was very pleasant and we were all on little three people boats with drivers. Me and Maeve were on a boat together and our rower was very nice,

What wasn't nice was the journey there...

We thought that e would go straight to this river, maybe a 2 hour drive but after driving aroung Hanoi for an hour picking people up we realised this was not the case, when Cian threw up in the bus we knew something was even worse than a little bit of a long bus ride...You see, Cian never gets car sick, in the roughest oceans he is still reading so we knew that it was something worse than Niamh disease. He may have had a tummy bug but in anycase he wouldn't stop so I had to play Cinderella while my ugly sister and went bicycle riding Prince Charming (Dad). so I nursed Cian right through the uninteresting and unnesascary stop at a temple and at lunch. By the tme we got to the boat ride he was better....

So here I sit,  waiting for Mummy....

 
So we've been here 3 days and it is very clear that the vietnamese eat very differently to us...

Dog is a favourite on the menu, and last night we were given a pot of cooking chicken bits...And I mean bits, you might get some breast or a wing, but you could get a head or an...armpit?

but it is really lovely here  today we paddled around the big lake in a swan paddle boat before going to a rooftop restaurant for icecream!!!!

Yum! The food id good *other than the occasional frog or worm and the people loveley *except for the beeping of motorcycle horns in face.
Tonight we take the overnight train to Sappa, which is a loveley mountain village full of small tribes. Vietnam is really cool, We're having a great time. Today we mainly chilled and discovered that 11 30 to 1 30 is sleep time and EVERYTHING is shut so you can forget doing anything except sleeping or eating.

So so long Hanoi, we will be back very soon (a couple of days) and Mummy will be here too. We are missing her very much and can't wait to see her soon!!