Maxwells vs The World The Travel Blog of Richard and Geraldine Wed, 15 Aug 2012 04:47:53 +0000 en hourly 1 The Week’s Twitters (2009-06-14) Sun, 14 Jun 2009 00:44:00 +0000 Ricky
  • Yay! _Finally_ Geotagged all my photos, so now I can start editing them (and therefore putting them on the web). #
  • Heh, the English timetable website for the reunification express is still down, 3 months after I last checked. #
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    Twitter Updates for 2009-05-14 Wed, 13 May 2009 23:44:00 +0000 Ricky
  • That’s it, holiday over! New Zealand rewarded my return by giving me a cold, and Geri is overwhelmed with work again. Back to normal eh? #
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    Twitter Updates for 2009-05-08 Thu, 07 May 2009 23:44:00 +0000 Ricky
  • Nom Nom Nom. Stuffed ourselves silly at the breakfast buffet at the Sheraton Hanoi. But now it’s back to the airport for our trip back home. #
  • At Hanoi airport again, waiting to board our 1415 flight. iPod battery nearly flat due to all the wifi use ;-) #
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    Twitter Updates for 2009-05-07 Wed, 06 May 2009 23:44:00 +0000 Ricky
  • Ha! Got a 2$ USD shuttle to the airport. $12 taxi? Pffft. Our 1415 flight is delayed 1 hour due to “technical difficulties” :-( #
  • Bother, the flight got cancelled due to a faulty landing gear. Now we have to wait and see how we get home. #
  • We are delayed an entire day in Hanoi, Catching the same flight, but a day later :-( But we’re staying at the Hanoi Sheraton for free :-) #
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    Twitter Updates for 2009-05-05 Mon, 04 May 2009 23:44:00 +0000 Ricky
  • Waiting for a taxi to Giap Bat bus station as we’re going to Ninh Binh #
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    Twitter Updates for 2009-05-04 Sun, 03 May 2009 23:44:00 +0000 Ricky
  • Off to do some more shopping in the old quarter of Hanoi. Tommorrow we’re off to Nin Binh! #
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    Twitter Updates for 2009-05-02 Fri, 01 May 2009 23:44:00 +0000 Ricky
  • Two Pho Bo and a bottle of beer for 51,000 dong. Yum yum cheap run! #
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    Hmong’d Fri, 01 May 2009 15:13:52 +0000 Geri Hiya got back from Halong Bay today, (Sapa before that) . blimey those hill people are a pain in the a%%. they wait outside your hotel until you come out then they follow you until you buy something (even if it takes an hour). they even follow you on your walking tour. it was raining when we did our 12km walk down the rice
    paddy hills, so having a hill person attached to my hip wasn’t so bad as she helped me on the slippery bits. i did have to buy a bag off her though and i’m sure i overpaid. Sapa was beautiful though, and Halong Bay stunning also.

    Zee is in Halong Bay still, doing some rock climbing so Richard and i will do a bit of shopping tomorrow. hopefully, just waiting to find out from travel agent what our baggage allowance is, as we may be cutting it fine due to new shoes etc.

    thing is i want to get anything i may need over here as is cheaper than in NZ, at the same time it’s hard spending so much money. oh well i’m sure i’ll get over it. :)

    love you, and miss you
    off to bed now as is 10pm and i’m tired today. gotta have a shower and do
    some washing first.

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    Twitter Updates for 2009-04-30 Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:44:00 +0000 Ricky
  • Today we are off to the famous Halong bay, I have been waiting to do this the entire trip … And it’s raining :-( #
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    Sunny Sapa Tue, 28 Apr 2009 00:54:18 +0000 Geri we are in Sapa at the moment, up in the hills of northern vietnam. it is raining persistently and today we have to walk 12 km to the villages.
    yikes, i don’t have a rain coat. worse still i got told by two people it
    is warm here. well, the place is covered in fog and cold and i only have shorts and a small polar fleece.

    we have tribe people here in the village trying to sell their stuff, but the bad part is they stand outside your hotel all day and when you leave they follow you for km’s until you buy something. i bought a cushion cover that’s not that great. i part traded a t-shirt for it so only had to pay $6 ha, i can picture it now my cream duvet cover will gradually turn blue from the plant dye in the cushion cover.

    tonight we go back to Hanoi on the overnight train then off to Halong Bay straight away tomorrow. then hanoi and home

    we are having loads of fun, Zee is such a great travel companion, and he says the same about us which is nice. No disagreements

    we were thinking winter will be a nice relief after all the heat but now
    that we are in the hills and it’s cccooolllldddd maybe the heat isn’t so
    bad after all.

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