Just remembering my feelings and experiences when I left KL for Hanoi
I haven't travelled alone before. So naturally I was a bit worried. More so I haven't flown in more than 10 years.
So here goes an utter noob to traveling abroad to a land where very very few people speak/understand english
Just before take off I realised how many things I'll miss in Malaysia. Family, friends, my dog, my cats...
meh I miss all those now.
Anyway the flight to Ho Chin Mihn City wasn't that bad. Except I was on the last row at the back near the toilet. There was a tour group from Mayflower on board too. I was seated next to this tall vietnamese girl. Nice to see from far away only though. Up close? meh... Too much make up.
Ho Chin Mihn City looked huge from the air. A really long, wide and windy river goes through the city (yeah, it's brown too). Lots of farms could be seen on the outskirts. Landing wasn't as scary as I thought it'd be. Lol. Anyway, I disembarked from the plane, and was directed to a waiting bus (which was covered with Petronas branding). And the bus took us to the arrival terminal.... which was 30 seconds drive from where the plane was.
Got past immigration with a slight hiccup. They asked me to open the box I used to carry all the electrical stuff in. Opened it, showed them the contents. Then they said something about tax blah blah blah. I suppose they wanted to charge me tax, but I had on my super blur look and kept asking them over and over again to repeat. I guess they got tired and gave up. No tax! yay!
Then waited in the airport waiting area for a while for the transit flight. This one is full of vietnamese though. Sat right above the wings this time. No view to see. Boo.
Not much to say about the trip to Hanoi. I fell asleep. And by the time the plane was near Hanoi it was 7pm and it's dark.
Managed to find the taxi stand and was fortunate enough to be able to produce the address of my office/living place in vietnamese writing. One thing about vietnam's road system... they love the horn. They beep at everything. Vehicle in front slow, beep. Crossroad infront, beep. Pretty girl across the road, beep.
Okies. meeting now. write more stuff later