Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Temporary travel plan in Vietnam

31st October 2007 (Wednesday)
Arrived at Hanoi in the evening, check in to hotel... remember to book hotel before going!!
Checking out Hanoi night scenes, maybe talk to ppl and newly made friends about traveling in Vietnam.

1st November 2007 (Thursday)
Have to book train tickets to Sapa and also package trip to Halong Bay in the morning. If possible also buy tickets for the water puppets show.
Spending the afternoon drinking dripping coffee by the roadside watching Vietnam ppl and lifestyle.
Maybe catching the night train to Sapa by 11pm if manage to get tickets.

2nd November 2007 (Friday)
Hopefully arrive at Sapa in the morning... check into hotel and walk around Sapa town.

Afternoon exploring H'mong village and do some hiking, watching terrace field.

3rd November 2007 (Saturday)
Morning market at Sapa highland... witness all minority tribes gather to sell cultural goods and accessories, get myself something too... shirts maybe.

Catch the afternoon train to go back to Hanoi.

Reached Hanoi in the evening, check in back to hotel.
Night hopefully go to Jazz Pub to listen to live music and spend the night.

4th November 2007 (Sunday)
Morning 7am going on trip to Halong Bay

Reach Halong Bay in the afternoon, hop on junk boat, enjoying the sceneries, hopefully no mist!

Overnight on junk boat.

5th November 2007 (Monday)
Sunrise watching on the junk.

Cave exploring, maybe even kayaking depends on the tour package.

Evening back to Hanoi.
Savouring Hanoi street food and a little shopping.

6th November 2007 (Tuesday)
Museums, parks, temples, travel spots.
Eat eat eat, shop shop shop.
Water puppets show at night.

7th November 2007 (Wednesday)
Last minute shopping and exploring...
And it's bye bye time in the late afternoon.

Friday, October 19, 2007


从星期四开始就随父母回到了小鱼村班台, 因为是外婆死后一百日的祭日, 老家挤满了亲戚, 更多的是吱喳不停的小孩子. 我尽量躲在角落看书做自个儿的事, 毕竟我不喜欢小孩! 也不想他们来缠我... 哈哈!

几天前才出席了堂弟的婚礼, 现在却是白事, 生命无常, 颇玩味. 才在外公家里拜读了"相约星期二"(Tuesdays with Morrie), 相当赞成书中提到的好一些对生命及死亡的看法. 要道出自己的观点也许太难, 脑中的想法非常模糊. 嘿, 又有谁对生命及死亡如此抽象的概念能说得出个所以然?

书也读完,翻译也做得闷了, 表弟们转了又转的卫星电视台, 播放的尽是明星八卦无关痛痒的鸡皮蒜事, 突然觉得自己的生活充满了许多无聊的小事, 花了好多时间在不重要的人跟事上. 讨厌花心思在虚伪做作的人身上, 也讨厌写些吹嘘自己以赢得注目的文章来打发时间. 倒不如花时间在旅游中探看不同的人生百态, 从而沉淀及重新思考本身的定位和生活未来的方向. 好期待即将踏上越南的路程哦!