Vietnam 2010

A whistle-stop trip from north to south (and a hop next door)

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DAYS 4-5: SA PA

Posted by activeafrica on February 17, 2010

DAY 4

We were both excited about the overnight train trip. Our last overnight train ride was a Rovos Rail trip between Pretoria and Cape Town in 2004. So the King Express deluxe cabin isn’t quite a Rovos suite, but it’s still a train ride and we were excited to be going somewhere new. As the train left Hanoi, we lamented having neglected to buy snacks (is that still called ‘padkos’ or is it ‘spoorkos’?) so we shared the complimentary Hanoi beer in our gift basket (our ticket notes that the services include: 01 drink and 01 high quality cold tissue). The high quality cold tissue was stashed for future roadside emergencies and we settled down to enjoy the clickety-click…. Read the rest of this entry »

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