It’s going to be a long day. 6 in the morning getting up and walking to the bus. We are already on the bus at 630 toward Da Nang.
Since we came from opposite direction, so we know where to get off the bus and that the station a few hundred yards away. The ticket for the train i could not buy over the Internet. Because for some reason system did not accept my credit card. Hmmm. Maybe running out of money:) This is the site to get the train tickets in Vietnam online .So we knew that we’ll have to ride on wooden bench without the conditioner.
The first impression of the train.
Here’s the places we wanted to book online, but did not get, although the price less than $ 1 more expensive.
But it was not bad trip for 3 hours. Sitting on a wooden bench. Windows open. Getting a breath of fresh air. You can stick your head out of the window and take wonderful photos.
This part of the train – only locals-Lani got a lot of attention.
Local vendors at every train stop.
Upon arrival, we were planning to go to the Emperor palace in Hue and the at 5 pm to get on the bus to Ninh Binh. While we grabbed something to eat and found agency, where the bus would leave from , it was already 2.30. Not so much time. Heading toward the palace Lani fell asleep and the plans changed. We decided to stop at the coffee shop to drink some coffee with cake and allow Lani to have calm , cool nap. 2 hours passed quickly . Telephones and computer charged up. Ready for the road. Hope Wi-Fi will work on the bus. 🙂
5:30. Already, we are moving towards Hinh Binh. Tried to get 3 seats right next to each other in the back and keep one for Lani. Unfortunately … The bus is full. Even more people than chairs. So we have a company – Spanish guy . And some locals have to lay on the ground in the aisles.
At 6 in the morning we should be at the spot. Hotel not booked yet , so we’ll see. Checked on the Internet, that there are some low-cost places to stay. A map of the area is unclear so far:) We’ll see what’s around once we there.