Ha Noi streets

Greetings from Ha Noi!

The traffic here is quite crazy, nearly unmanageable. So even if I think the weather is pretty nice to walk around, still have to take a grab most of the time.

I think Ha Noi old quarter is nice and charming, full of cafés, I like the Vietnamese style cafés.

Appartments near the airbnb I’m staying. Reminds me of Macau, it’s not that far from Macau too.

Random selfie with random Vietnamese words, hope it doesn’t mean anything bad.

I like this simple black coffee.

Old quarter.

Stay tuned, more updates and photos coming ^^

Passion Fruit Fish and Longan Kungpao Chicken

Went to an interesting restaurant yesterday in Beijing, called 种春风. I think they are good at choosing the name, I like its name.

I was using Dazhong Advisor, Chinese version TripAdvisor or Foursquare (yea in China they use a lot of localised apps), some apps are good some look too noisy and I’m a minimalist.

Anyway, according to this app people also like the restaurant, saying they have some interesting dishes, we went for a try.

Inside the restaurant, small but lovely.

I like how they add fresh fruit in some very traditional dishes.

Fish filet boiled in passion fruit instead of in Sichuan sauce haha.

Longan in Kung Pao, never seen such, tastes pretty good!

Quick update, greetings from Beijing!

Greetings from Beijing!

I’m here for the long transfer, and also rest a bit. I hadn’t been in Beijing for 3 years, time flies!

Airport coffee

The vending machine ate my bills 🤷🏻‍♀️ and I gave them my wechat id in order to get refund…they asked me my number but I don’t have a number in China lol.

The area where my friend Jia lives ^^ not far from Sanlitun.

Found an interesting snack, cold donkey meat sandwich haha

Propoganda selfie, feel alive again after a few hour sleep.

Just bought some snacks and masks in 7-11, glad it’s always easy to find food and convenient shops in most Asian cities. Now waiting for Jia to be back from her dayjob, eat something later before I catch my flight to Hanoi!

Joy goes to Asia!

Hello, right now I’m sitting in the train to Dusseldorf airport. In fact, Brussels airport is just 30 minutes away from me but I have this impression that I barely uses BRU for depart lol.

Well, 3 hours train ride then 10 hour flight, one day long transfer in Beijing, then fly to Hanoi. What a hassle, but I guess I’m used to that amready.

That’s all my luggage, 7kg backpack one eco-bag, plus a bum bag. Can you travel lighter? Maybe. Because I packed quite a lot of stuff in the toiletry bag which can be much less, also a lot of clothes lol. Call me a packing expert then?

I’m a bit nervous, which is strange because I thought I’m an experienced traveller. I guess maybe because of the snatcher stories I heard about in VietNam and I’m taking pictures with phone and camera always, I’m a bit scared of such things happening, better watch out.

Anyways, I’m looking forward to the trip! It’s a long trip – for almost 3 months, so you can expect tons of photos and vlogs from me, I promise!

Stay tuned ^^

Joy