Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Indochina Gradtrip Day 2: Ha Long Bay & Dong Thien Cung Cave

Assalamualaikum and hello!

I can't believe it is time for my 2nd entry already!  ~woot woot~

I would like to apologize for the lousy grammar in my previous post. I was in a hurry because I was scared I would get bored if the process would take a long time and thus abandon the entry. I just hate being bored. 
However, I have the responsibility to at least to check, so I will try harder in this post and the next! Fighting! ;D 

This is also the reason I started blogging again because I was bored of waiting and refreshing my favourite kpop gossip blogs: netizenbuzz, allkpop and soompi. Plus, I want to do something that I can look forward to every morning :)

Another thing that drives me crazy is that I have long left the world of blogging that I encountered problems regarding:

  • How to reply comment, I observed from other blogs that you can reply directly per comment instead of making another comment. If I have not reply your comments in my previous post right now; it is because I am still figuring out how. It's driving me crazy -____-" Do you have to change the setting or something?? I hate finding stuff!! 

  • Follower button. I tried to add the old follower widget (i have 100+ followers) that I used to have but it seems to have new version using google+ where I will start back at zero followers -____-" aiyooooo I am still figuring it out the solution.

Let us continue to our main story~~

Indochina Gradtrip Day 2: Ha Long Bay

Oh, I forgot to mention that the time difference 1 hour late than in Malaysia :)
We went by bus and then by boat to reach Ha Long Bay.

Left to right: rahimi, me, una, iswatt and bun 
Us on the 2nd floor of the boat

Me and Iswatt
Taken by una :)

Rahimi, Iswatt and Bun

Una, Me and Diana

Lovers in Ha Long Bay hehe


It's everybody first time hehe Oh boy, I was excited! I have always been an outdoor girl ;) and I always like to try new things.

Since it was our first time kayaking, it was natural that we went the wrong way, bump caves and not to mention other small boats.  Hehe Siap gelak kan tourist lain yang langgar batu! haha :p

We were like so asian as pointed out by Diana, mat salleh busy with enjoying the scenery but we were busy trying to combine our kayak so that we could take selca with the scenery. Diana even managed to upload it on instagram. Yes, in Vietnam you can get its mobile data in the middle in ocean. In Malaysia, jangan cakap mobile data tapi line pun belum tentu dapat. Luckily, I bought waterproof bag from Daiso for my camera since the kayak was not that stable.

Tips: If you want to go right, row to the left and vice versa. The one in front should maneuver while the back should row.

Dong Thien Cung Cave

 The small green plant is so kyute!!

Muka penat kayak and explore cave

 Muka penat gems and bunc atas boat haha

Last but not least, nak dengar cerita sedih x??? huhu

All I ate for lunch was rice with serunding and coke 

Thanks for reading!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Indochina Grad Trip: Vietnam

Assalamualaikum and Hello! :)

Delay defeats justice? arghhhh I feel sorry for my fellow backpackers since it took a long time for me to update the pictures from our graduation trip. ngehehe

Well, you would also be in the brink of giving up when you have a WHOOOPING 11 GB pictures to choose from and the tormenting process of editing. Padahal edit guna picasa je. chehhh

I will break our Indochina grad trip to 3 part according to the respective country. They are Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

So, let's begin with our lucky no 1 country: Vietnam.

Our flight was at 7pm and before departing I even managed to grab a coffee latte at McCafe! (I'm a coffee lover!) Jakun tak pernah minum kat McCafe :p And I thought the coffee wasn't strong enough for my taste, maybe I should order an espresso. Oh well, maybe next time.

On the airplane, I managed to change seat with Bun and sat next to the window! weehooo~~

The flight from Kuala Lumpur to Hanoi was 3 hour long. I was bored and played minion rush throughout since I have motion sickness I wasn't able to do any reading activities.

Day 1: Hanoi

Let's explore the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi!

Food Culture

 Bún chả is a Vietnamese dish of grilled pork & noodle (thanks wikipedia)
There were many shops like these.
Ambik gambar jelah huhu

Slurp slurp noodles~~
They seem to love their noodles

Spiky Durian. Golden Durian. Durian Seller.
They use these small chairs.
Haha and you don't seem to find any overweight/obese person here.

Business Culture

Mostly they sell fruits, vegetables and sometimes local delicacies.

Outdoor Barber Shop
Kinda cute right haha
A soldier (I think) having his hair cut and what's with the torchlight headgear? haha

Bengkel Motor

Tak tahu pun sape nie
nampak tugu je ambik gambar ngehehe tourist sangat :p

 Vietnam Military War Museum

Left to Right: Diana, Una and Me
Bendera Merah Bintang Kuning tu bendera Vietnam
Kerana faktor angin, banyak shot perlu di ambil 
sebab nak jugak nampak bintang kat bendera tu hohoho

Left to Right: Bun, Rahimi and Iswatt

Hao Chi Minh Mausoleum 

It is a memorial (makam) for Hao Chi Minh, Vietminh leader , Chairman of the Communist Party in Vietnam. Fyi, even the city of Saigon was changed to Hao Chi Minh.  

One Pillar Pagoda 

One of the tourist spot if you made your research on the internet, but I was disappointed since it was so small??.. It was nearby the mausoleum.  

Peek-A-Boooo!!! hehe
They will make their prayers and offerings dekat yang kat atas tu.

Located next to the One Pillar Pagoda Temple

Left to right: Una, Me, Iswatt, Diana, Rahimi
One of the mesuem tapi tutup sob sob sob :"(

Tutup meh
tapi cantik sebab nampak classic :)

Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts

Budak lelaki ish ish ish
Minta maaf kepada pembaca di bawah umaur 18 tahun

Tak serupa tapi sama

Then went back to our ?hostel? to recharge back our energy for dinner hunting and water puppet show.

Food Hunting and Water Puppet show

Sadly we search for 4 restaurant and it was all closed! Permanently closed, closed for outdoor catering, pass the closing time and close for renovation. Adoi! Last-last makan di kfc je. I ate fish sticks and the portion was small huhu 3 keping je fish stick wahhhh nangiss... 

left is Diana's seafood burger and right is my fish sticks.

The water puppet show was unique and fun but not to my liking since it doesn't have a storyline and more the history of the culture. Sadly, I didn't managed to snap a picture. Pissed off sebab jalan 1 bandar 4 kedai halal tutup and ada mamat 6 kaki duduk depan yang blocking view. ~gggrrrr

                                        Hoan Kiem Lake

After the water puppet show, we went to the Hoan Kiem Lake. The Turtle Tower and the huc bridge are located there. Nie macam tempat lepak the locals.

The Huc Bridge

Haha Nie baru day 1 dah panjang gila kan (yes I always start with haha, it's a habit)
Please anticipate my day 2 of Indochina gradtrip! :D

Thanks for reading!