I have always been told that Bangkok is not something too special to see and that it should only be a quick stop during your trip to somewhere else. However, i love it so far. Maybe it is because we are staying with friends that lives here and know where to go, maybe because we have read about some of the most famous scams in this city which got us to avoid them (two times only yesterday), or maybe because we have been stressing around most of our trip to be managed to see all the things worth seeing. Or maybe because i am finally allowed to do some shopping.
I have been allowed before of course, but i did not really have any extra space in my backpack, but since this is our last stop, we will buy a big bag that we can fill with stuff and bring back to Europe.
Lets see what we manage to find.. However, Bangkok is absolutely worth a visit!
I had such some nice days lately. Been traveling from the capital here in Cambodia to the islands in the south. The last couple of days I have stayed in a bungalow. Since it did not have an AC I have mostly been outdoors and not being able to really update here. But we just moved today to a guesthouse instead, after all we need to get some work done and we could not manage to do much of that in the heat.
Now we have a few days left on this island, Koh Rong. It is such a cozy place and also home for a lot of stray dogs. But these are not unhappy dogs who is desperately wishing for a home. The dogs is having the time of their life over here. Playing in the water, getting fed, cuddling with tourist and locals, and they are so cute and friendly. We had a bunch of visitors at our bungalow when we just moved in. Two dogs and one cat who went playing around like crazy inside. It took a while to get her out 😛
Not only do we have a food market next to our hotel, we also have a underground food mall. I love walking around at those places to discover new food to try out. Yesterday i ended up having a Traditional dish from Hue in Vietnam, a noodle soup with snake-head fish. It was really good.
Yesterday was the first day that i felt completely restored again. So i woke up and went to a smoothie place that i laid my eyes on the first day already. I got a nice fresh smoothie and a Veggie wrap that i brought to the beach were i planned to spend my last day in Nah Trang before heading over to a big city again.
Well i managed to stay there for about 45 min before a huge wave came over the beach and put all my belongings in the water… including my cellphone. Well, you can only laugh about it. At least my phone is still working, almost, some buttons are broken, but it is usable. So my last day at the beach became very short. At least my first 45 min was great!
This morning we left Nha Trang and took the flight to Ho Chi Minh. Er have not been spending to much time here yet but there is a street food market right outside our hotel where i just had lunch and the food and it was great!
Once again i have been eating a delicious meal in Vietnam. I think Vietnamese cousin must be one of my absolute favorite food in the world. So many great options! but of course i have my favorites. A big one is the Vietnamese fresh spring rolls. Always making them myself when i am home in Sweden.
Then one dish that i dont remember the name of right now, but it is a soup with a lot of fresh spices and lettuce that i like to have together with some vegetarian fried spring rolls.
But than i have one of my new favorites, the Banh Xeo (Vietnamese pancake). This is sooo good, and i had the best one so far here today in Da Nang at Madame Hanh. I very much recommend to try them out there.
I had some amazing days in Hue which i will tell you more about later. This afternoon i arrived in Da Nang and i already love the beach (i have not even seen it daytime yet).
Since i am traveling a lot right now and my days are pretty full it is a bit hard to give you a full update of the things i am seeing and doing over here. I will try to update as much as possible but i promise some better and longer posts about all these places when i am back in Sweden again and have some free time. Half way to go!
I am eating and eating and eating and drinking beer here in Hanoi. And hands down, the food is the best i had so far. But i already knew that the food was going to be great over here since this actually is not my first visit in Vietnam.
So i am basically eating and drinking my way around this city and will continue doing that until we leave for Ha Long bay tomorrow.
I also think i will start writing reviews about the hotels we have visited so far. After all it is a shit ton of them. We have almost been away for 6 weeks now and have more than half way left.
Yesterday I landed in Hanoi Vietnam and I am already in love with this city. I guess we arrived at the perfect time since the street was completely full with life. This city got soul and the people are beautiful, happy and very friendly.