After a 11h flight to HCMC, some waiting for my visa….and then trying to catch another 2 hours flight to Hanoi where my journey at least started. The first impression i got was the feeling to be surrounded by millions of motorbikes that all drive like nuts without any kind of system. There are about 92 million habitants in Vietnam….and about 1/3 owns a motorbike.
Before i left i watched some youTube Videos with instructions how to cross a street in Vietnam. I laughed about them silly tourists….just until i was standing in front of a street and wondered how to get over it. “Don’t wait for them to stop for you. You’re the weakest animal in the city jungle….just go over the street….slowly, don’t stop, don’t change the speed and just have a look that no bus or car is near….go….just go….and hope that everyone finds a way around you…goooooo”.
Man…i felt brave when i made it!!! :-))
I got the feeling that the photos i took during my travel don’t really fit into one of the other albums….so i am starting a new one to collect them.
Maybe some of you might consider a trip to that wonderful country too….or just wanna travel a little bit virtually. So i will throw out some thoughts and impressions with it.
I will also try to put it all together on my websitejuliasu.com so that it won’t get lost too quickly in the stream.