Cute Red Café ☕️

Found this cute café in Hanoi old quarter, spent a few hours inside.

As you see, there are many such cafés in Hanoi, facing the streets with a row of chairs, Vietnamese love coffee and they have good coffee too, often you see people with a cup of coffee sitting in front of the street, watching people and cars passing by.

I sometimes wonder, isn’t it a bit too loud? When in Europe I always prefer quieter cafés, in Hanoi there are some quieter neighbourhoods, with International restaurants, such as the area near west lake. But I just like those noisy cafés in the old quarter, maybe because Vietnam is still new to me, or because it’s just different than other countries I’ve been, making it special to me.

Decor looks so French

Had some coffee and cake, not bad.

Do you also like coffee?

Have a good day ahead.

Joy

在河内,遍地都是咖啡店,终于明白了为什么我很多比利时法国的朋友都非常喜欢越南。喜欢咖啡的我本人也一下喜欢了河内老街,车马喧嚣的街,街边都是咖啡店,这里人喜欢沿着街而坐,即使街上很吵,喝咖啡人还是显得跟闲适。

很奇怪,我通常都喜欢安静的咖啡店,在河内也有不少安静的街区,但是在这里喝咖啡我也喜欢坐在喧闹的老城。这里咖啡挺便宜的,差不多一欧喝一杯,蛋糕也是差不多一欧,和国内很多咖啡店相比真的很便宜了,国内咖啡店真的很贵啊比欧洲也贵。

CBD oil

Cannabidiol (CBD) becomes more and more popular this year in Belgium.

Cannabis can easily find in Belgium, it’s sort of decriminalized here anyway.

Today let’s talk about CBD, it’s derived from the cannabis plant but won’t make you high like THC, another active ingredient from cannabinoids.

CBD is totally legal of course and healthy, it makes you relaxed, you can find it in the shops, online, everywhere.

You find all kinds of CBD oil, with different flavors and percentages.

Just tried it by putting a drop beneath the tongue.

Now I feel relaxed, not high, or maybe a little bit.

Have you tried it?

在比利时,大麻虽然不完全合法,但是处于灰色地带,获取大麻是一件很轻易的事。现在CBD油在比利时很流行。

先来聊聊大麻素和合法的CBD吧,大麻素是大麻提取物,我们知道大麻在医学用途很多。大麻素包含一部分让你嗨起来的成分比如THC,也有一部分不会让你嗨起来的成分CBD。

CBD油就是去掉THC的大麻油,所以取大麻让人放松的益处,而去除了让你嗨的特性。所以CBD是完全合法的,而且现在很流行,在比利时街边都能找到。

百闻不如一试,买了一瓶,30多欧,舌下滴一滴,的确放松很多,也没有嗨。

Any travel tips for Vietnam are welcome.

Leaving for Indochina in a week, still haven’t had much plan yet, try to travel slowly and easily this time, probably will be travelling in Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Seoul, Taiwan, etc.

Trip starts in Vietnam, so let’s start with Vietnam.

I will be in Vietnam for about 3 weeks, starting from Hanoi, exiting from Saigon, then heading to other Asian countries. Only accommodation for the first 3 days in Hanoi is planned so far.

I think I’m going to do a motorbike loop in Ha Giang area for a couple of days, the area borders China. I went to Guangxi province of China a few years ago and had a great time there, I reckon probably the landscape would be pretty similar.

After that, I’m probably going to a beach or somewhere to chill, any quieter beaches recommended?

I know Vietnam is rather developed in tourism, so probably getting around and finding accommodations won’t be a problem.

I was reading some travel blogs, people seem to like Hue, Da Lat and some other places. I saw some pictures of Vietnamese cities, I must say some cities look pretty similar to Chinese cities, of course they have more churches due to previous French colony, but where I live at the moment we have too many churches, so I don’t think I’m going to do too much such sightseeing mainly just to relax.

What I really want to do in Vietnam is:

  • I see there are many cafés and they have their own traditional coffee, I love coffee, I’ll visit a lot of cafés there.
  • I love Vietnamese food, not the those French baguette sandwiches of course, I’ve been eating too much bread nowadays. I like their noodles and satays, but I’m a noob, never been to Vietnam, so have to discover more varieties of food there. (Feel free to share any Vietnamese food that I have to try)
  • Last year I’ve been to some beaches, mostly for the tasty seafood, I see they have some really lovely islands and beaches, although I don’t think I will go specially down south for islands like Phu Quoc, so if you know any nice beaches along the coast, feel free to comment ^^ Thanks in advance.
  • I see in the south of the country, Mekong delta I mean, there are similar water markets as those in Thailand, so if I’m not too lazy, I’ll try to check it out.
  • Vietnamese traditional dress Ao Dai looks quite nice, maybe I should get one and wear it. Hopefully can find them easily for reasonable prices!
  • Because my flight is to and from Hanoi, I will stay quite a few days there, so if you have anything to mention, any tips for the city and any nice district worth taking a walk, feel free to share with me ^^

I’m looking forward to travel to Vietnam, even though it’s bear market, I’ll have to watch out my budget while travelling but still I’m excited to be on the way again!

And if you are in Vietnam lately, feel free to reach me out, maybe we could have a small Steem meetup or something, but of course I don’t have itinerary yet and don’t want to plan much in advance.

Need to pack for the trip now, talk later.

(photo credit: pixabay)

下周出发去越南,在越南待差不多四周,然后去其他国家。这次其实我有很多时间计划但是不想计划太多。越南旅游业应该很发达,去各个地方应该比较容易。

目前我特别想去的地方有北部跟中国交界处的Ha Giang山区租摩托车骑一圈,大概需要4-5天。然后去找个比较安静的海滩休息几天,胡志明市南部的湄公三角洲好像有一些有意思的跟泰国差不多的水上市场。

如果你去过越南欢迎给我提供一些你的经验!

亚热带夏天

前两天阳光明媚,竟然有一天还飙升到19度。

好像从两年以前开始,我就不再算这是来欧洲的第几年了,日子过得很慢也很快,我似乎也再看不到世界的忙碌。温带的阳光总是暖暖又干燥,很容易就在阳光下一坐就是一下午,这里的阳光有点像这里的生活,温柔和睦却也有点枯燥。

无聊吗?其实还好。尤其是对于我这种喜欢喝点酒又喜欢电音派对的人来说,其实也不算太无聊,我爱夏天的露天音乐节,爱彻夜狂欢的派对,我那些无趣的青春期大概也都在这里被无限延长并也找到了弥补吧。

周五从市场上卖春卷的越南小哥那里买了一些冷冻春卷。想想也好像有点可怜,大部分时间我的午餐就是自己在家做芒果酸奶或者Smoothie,然后还觉得饿就随便吃点饺子或者春卷。后来想想其实也还好,毕竟当地人也就啃个三明治。我刚来欧洲的时候非常痛恨的三明治,现在吃吃也觉得还好了。大概是我懒,只能安慰自己,真是懒得做菜。

很多人都会常常想家,其实我倒还好,以前偶尔想家都是想吃,现在好像对美食已经看开了,对美食的要求也特别低。上回回国的时候,朋友告诉我很多人排队为了吃某个网红餐厅什么的,我现在是没人排队的餐厅我才会去,O(∩_∩)O哈哈

我有时候常常想,到底有没有什么是值得怀念的。大概是亚热带那种绿油油的夏天,湿漉漉的空气,好像是这里的森林没有的感觉。这里气候干燥,人的气质也很干,待久了也就变得很干,不知道你们能不能理解这种。

不过还有两周就要去亚洲了,每次都是匆匆过境,这次会待很久呢,哈哈哈!