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!

#SadSunday – Share Sad Music – Take Me Somewhere Nice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luM6oeCM7Yw

#SadSunday tag is created by @flipstar. “Sad music makes me happy.”

I love sad music, sad music heals me. Maybe that’s why I’m specially into post-rock, a rather emotional genre, mostly instrumental, without vocal. Sometimes can be depressing but powerful. It doesn’t make me feel depressed, but in contrast, it makes me happier somehow. I can feel a soft touch of my soul every time I listen to post-rock (yes, I listen to them very often, maybe every day).

Raw emotions, raw energy, I hope you like the track and can feel it too. One of the most famous songs in post-rock I think, Mogwai is also one of the most known post-rock bands probably. I like the song, or if there’s no vocal, can be even better, but the vocal of the song doesn’t disturb luckily. I have an extensive compilation of post-rock songs to share, thanks to #sadsunday, I’m gonna share them out in the coming weeks!

Feel free to join #sadsunday and share your favorite sad songs, no matter which genre it belongs to!

一个Steem上面的老朋友 @flipstar最近创建了一个标签叫 #sadsunday,提议大家一起来推荐伤感的音乐。我觉得很有意思,不知道你们喜欢什么样的音乐。

我非常喜欢伤感的音乐,尤其心情不好的时候,容易得到共鸣。而后摇应该算是个非常情绪化又伤感的音乐类型。虽然叫做后“摇”,却比摇滚乐要伤心很多,我也很爱摇滚乐尤其是GRUNGE颓废摇滚。但是摇滚乐大部分都是快乐的吧,后摇基本上没有人声只有乐器,却非常触及内心,仿佛一切开心和失意都可以在一首首后摇中找到了出口(好像很装逼,但是还有个好处就是不用听歌词,我有个致命弱点就是听非中文歌基本听不出歌词,听后要不用担心)。

今天推荐一首比较有名的,我私藏了非常多的后摇,每天听,开心听难过听什么时候都听,哈哈。以后慢慢一起推荐吧。

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lonely planet

Recycling some old pictures just for once. Think they might look good when putting together.

Funny thing is that I’m actually more of a city person than nature person, I prefer city trips and always love those big cities, especially Asian big cities, such as Tokyo, Seoul, HK, Bangkok etc. Surprisingly, still can find some photos take in the nature haha.

Can you tell where those pictures were taken? Some of them are easier to recognize than others.

以前我喜欢拍这张人很小的照片,哈哈哈,显得风景很大。最近也不知道发什么就偶尔来回收一下旧照片吧,

好像这些图组合起来看还不错,猜猜都在哪儿拍的吧,其实挺好猜。

Have a good day!

Steem on!