23 jan 2011

Morning sunshine! I am so sad that holiday ended so soon.

Meet up with our personal tour guides from Hanoi Kids.

And they brought us to our first destination – The Museum of Ethnology.

Buy ourself an entrance pass.

Operation hour

the ticket

I don’t know what the hell is this.

Ha (in red) and Tran (in black) explaining how Vietnam is divided into 54 different ethnic groups.

Water puppetry, Vietnamese water puppetry is a unique variation on the ancient Asian puppet tradition.

Vietnamese conical hat called ‘non la’ at different stages. I wanted to buy one for myself but Chris told me it will only look cool when u wear it there not back in our home. 🙁

This is amazing.

Taoist altar

Dove’s trap.

Musical instruments.

Went into a the AIDS awareness section.

My attention was caught when I saw this.

A dress which made by condoms!! Amazing. Lady Gaga should have wear this so that she can take the lead for the trend for everyone else to wear it.

Many many types of condoms.

still condoms.

then we headed outside after we are done inside.

There were also an outdoor water puppet show.

The show was just started.

we grab a seat and watched the show

the singers and the musicians at the side.

was curious by seeing so many people gather around

They are competing to see who can make the loudest sound with hollow round shaped plasticines. Well, kind of interesting.

Vietnam hand-made woodblock printing in progress.

Embroideries

Was amazed how they made it.

We were lucky where we went to Vietnam near the Tet holiday season (Vietnam’s Chinese New Year), we managed to enjoy some of the games normally played in the villages during Tet.

bamboo dancing game, just follow the rhythm and jump.

Looooooooonnnnnnnngggggggg house.

They had this very interesting design for the staircase to the long house.

Looks like he doesn’t enjoy groping a wood boob. 😛

Taaaaaaalllllllll house.

reached the top!!

This is how the interior look like.

Had fun playing badminton game using the racquet’s which look like ping pong’s racquet.

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19 January 2011

It was a lovely Wednesday to begin my Vietnam trip. All set and ready to go.

thank you Mr. Driver. (As it was a Wednesday, everyone was working so thanks to Mr. Driver who willing to fetch us to airport)

He got himself a set of fillet-o-fish

and for me, did some reading before head up to the plane.

our checked in online boarding passes.

it was a long queue at the boarding gate.

He always gets very excited whenever he gets to fly. (high-flyer betui)

Kesian that in here we didn’t get to pass through the sky bridge to get in like what we get in Australia. 🙁

Yay, after half year wait finally I am flying again. weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Reached Lcct.

Me and my new crocs and my purple coasas cabin luggage, looks cool? 😎 *please say yes*

He always like to ask me to pose right in front of the arrival gate.

heading towards Lcct food garden. It was my 1st time there as I never know that Lcct had a food court there.

there were so many plugs for the travelers to do the charging.

I felt hungry after chatting online and updating facebook, so decided to tried the Nasi Padang.

cute plane they have.

Do you like this? Yes I do. That’s telling me :” you are way up in the sky”

Started my Twilight Saga: Eclipse using my Galaxy S. See a handy smart phone memang saved all my troublesome bringing my bulky laptop everywhere I go.

here we finally reached The international terminal of Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

i just couldn’t understand why are we two so lazy by not walking through the pathway but through the escalator. 👿

Madness crowd that I’ve ever seen in my life outside the arrival gate.

Ga Trong Nuoc.

We need small change for the bus fare so I went to buy ourself a bottle of water in order to get small changes.

waiting Chris to find our bus 152

Fuh……..this remind me of our mini bus 🙂

our bus tickets. The bus fare costs 8,000 VND  per person.

have u ever heard of crazy traffic in vietnam??? Now that I’ve experienced it, it was MADNESS traffic that I’ve ever seen in my life. MAD!!!!

Vietnamese sitting by the roadside.

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