Joy the motorbiker πŸ‘§πŸ»πŸοΈ

Greetings from the very North of Vietnam, I’m almost in China now haha, but no worries, I’ll stay in SE Asia for a while.

This is where I am at the moment haha!

Just rent a motorbike, will stay in the region for a few days. I’ve never ridden before but it doesn’t seem so difficult, except I have to ride very very slow to be safe ^^

Because of this, I decided to ride by myself, instead of following the group from the hostel in Ha Giang, also where I rent the motorbike. I think I feel less embarrased for riding extremely slow lol.

Route: I’m staying now in Yen Minh, not much to do here, can’t even find che to eat 😭

Took a lot of photos on the way, but data isn’t as fast in this region, stay tuned, more photos coming!

Snapshots Hanoi

I think I’m taking too many pictures, probably storage will get full very quickly but can’t help, Hanoi streets are so lovely! There’s always a lot going on. It can also be I just arrived, everything seems so new to me, maybe I’ll gt bored after a few days haha.

rainy day

busy street

residencial area

narrow road full of flags

some tourist in conical hat

grab motor is so common here, understanable, it can be much easier than car because traffic is crazy. I wanted to try but haven’t tried yet because last time when I asked price in the center, some driver tried to scam me and I was too lazy to bargain with him.

main road

little temple everywhere

Bamboo alley

Walking around Ha Noi old quarter, I found an interesting little street on my way finding some restaurant to have dinner.

Full of unfinished bamboo sticks, I guess in countries like Vietnam, bamboo can be made for many products.

Probably tourist girls in Vienamese traditional clothes.

Pancake lady

Lady stopped walking, sitting down and cook, because this man wanted to buy the pancake from her, he was talking to her while she’s walking then she stopped and started cooking on the street.

I wonder what he’s making but couldn’t communicate. He’s cool with me taking pictures, most Vietnamese people are cool with that in fact. But he wasn’t very happen when I took out my tripod taking selfies, because I stood too close to his bamboo, my bad.

I was wondering what those bamboos’ really for, then in another street, I saw a guy smoking with it.

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