Thursday, February 28, 2013
This unique one pillar pagoda is just walking distance from Uncle Ho Mausoleum.
Here comes the story of the one pillar pagoda...
The King had a vision of Budha sitting on a lotus flower and promising him a boy.
Yeah yeah...King got no child yo!
He then built this pagoda sitting on a pond like a giant flower on its tall stem!
Inside that one little pagoda is?????
Buddha statue for people to worship.
Many local came to worship for baby here!
viet snack counter...everyone????
in that big jar is MANGO!!!
Did I try that???
Hell !!! NO!!!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Hello to this late Uncle Ho aka Ho Chi Minh.
I met him at his Mauoleum.
I saw 'dead people' body!
I hear no evil and see no evil and I am the evil one.....muahahahaha
Who is Ho Chi Minh?
He is the father of democratic republic of vietnam.
This humble old man has been living as single throughout his life.
It was so strict to get into his Mausoleum.
Leg must be covered.
No shorts, no mini skirts
strict behaviour enforced by staff and guards.
They scanned you like you are boarding plane....
If you carry big bag...SORRY you got to leave it with them.
Oh! they scanned your bag too.
Visitors must be silent and walk in two lines.
Hands must no be in pockets, nor arms crossed.
Smoking, drinking,eating,photography, and video taping are also not permitted anywhere inside mauseleum.
What you can see in Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum?
I witnessed Uncle Ho body.
His body was well kept within a glass type container with an honour guard surrounding it.
It was quite dimly lit inside the mausoleum.
Yes! what you can see inside the mausoleum is Uncle Ho body complete with his beard and moustache like in photo there. He was preserved in the cooled, central hall of the mausoleum.
Real dead people in there....
Govt built this for Uncle Ho.
But Uncle Ho don't want to live here.
He choose to live in pillar house below.
as a single man...Uncle Ho sleep in this decent bedroom
he worked and studied here
this is the mausoleum look like from behind
lake near where uncle ho live when he is alive
viet guard with uniform
Monday, February 25, 2013
This week I will conclude my Hanoi travel log.
muahahaha...so long huh?
Sick and lazy is my reason for taking that long!
I spend second last day with touring the city of Hanoi.
Oh! well to be exact is wondering around the 'Old Quarter'.
Befor going for breakfast.....muahahahaha...'selca' selca' selca'
Thick strong Viet Black coffee....eyes wide awake at night with just one cup of those!
Love this western style breakfast
and I am in Hanoi!
So this traditional breakfast rice pancake with mushroom...bland but fresh taste!
Oh well...taste like Chee Cheong Fun !!!
From my City tour bus...I can see the view of Hanoi people activities early in the morning.
This is where they have breakfast!!!
Look like as if they are squatting down!
Their breakfast mainly, Pho or rice pancake or glutunious rice with ground peanuts.
or they with have this French style bread sandwich with ham or other meat.
hahahaha found this Cendol Malaysia shop since 1986 in Hanoi
walking towards one of famous pagoda
believe you eyes that whole stack of cash!!!!
fuiyohhhhh!!!! damn USD100 cash stacking right in front of my eyes!!!!
Somebody won Lotto????
But hey!!! they sold this stack of USD cash outside the gate muahahahahaaha....everybody almost got fool with this!
see? how cold am I?
3 layers yo!!!!
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Very excited face....today I am going to Ha Long bay!!!
Ha Long bay is recognised as the World Natural Helitage.
Aiyo!!! Heritage become Helitage...ahahahaha...
mind my spelling grammar and whatever 'england'.
I sounds so chinese huh!
But this is how I sounds when in real life...just be myself la huh!
look at my face!!!
ah! now realise my face here look like 'Pau'.
In tour bus...getting ready for 4 hours journey from Hanoi to Ha Long
After long 4 hours journey....huh finally reached here.
Damn!!!! get down from the bus and I feel chilling to deepest bones...bbbrrrrrr...very cold!!!!
rows of boat waiting for tourist to go on board....
finally left the port and I am heading towards the destination...
fisherman boat house...amzing they can sleep at night in that boat house...
Here come our on board lunch...seafood...yeahhhhh!!! serious the food is so 'DAEBAK!!!!
Fresh seafood eating while boat is moving with wind chill blowing to your face...and in middle of the sea surrounding with limestones ...WTH!!! totally love the experience and I am fighting for my big portion for food because the weather and environment increase my appetite....muahahaha... pity Ajussi need to surrender to this one hungry Malaysian Agassi!
Oh! I am sharing table with 3 koreans - one Ajussi and two Ajummas....huhuhuhuh told ya...I am more close to Korean now....muahahaha...
oooopppsss my other lunch photo fall below....hahahaha uploading error....
while eating...hand still snap left snap to the right and snap snap...
you can see my hand is so busy...fork and spoon and camera...whoa!!!!
omo! the fresh prawns and clams and clams again.... can't describe this feeling
some local rowing the boat....
After lunch... our boat stop in the middle of the sea and I paid USD6 to board on one small boat rowed by one local for sightseeing .
The person who row the small boat is surprisingly women.... serious imagine 4 - 5 person in one small boats and she rowed the boat with all her strength around the limestones.
I able to see the limestones from close distance....what an experience!
imagine this small petite woman rowed the boats full of big size westener....whoa!!!
enough of taking the small boat and now all of us back to mother boat and sail towards the next stop which is the stone Island
beautiful view from the top of the stones island...we are now walking towards the fisherman caves.
ignore this bad skill photography...
You need to go to Ha Long to experience the magnificient and breathtaking caves.
Seriously , the view in this heavenly natural created caves is so.... ah!!!! I can't describe this with my words...just pay a visit there and you know what I mean...
just a joke by the local...
this hole with the light up there is the HEAVEN!
and this dark hole on the ground is the HELL!!!!
and I say this... WTH!!!!
muahahahaha... well now...here come story and legend....
Legend of Ha Long...what I heard from local..
Once upon a time , after Viet established their country, invaders came.
Jeng jeng jeng... (hehehe got sound effect some more)
The Jade Emperor sent down Mother Dragon and Child Dragons down to earth to help Viet to fight against their enemy.
Right on time!!!!
When the intruders landed its boat and at the same time the Dragons land down on earth.
(Just imagine the suspense and the fighting scene like in one of those heaven and earth Chinese Kung Fu movies)
The dragons immediately fire lot of pearls bullet from the mouth....
(imagine like machine gun in on of the 'Nam Tour of Duty' scene)
bam! bam! bam ! bam! (okokok...my lousy sound effect hahaha)
these pearls bullet turned into thousands of stone islands emerging in the sea like great walls.
Bam!!!! the invaders boat was too fast can't help it bang into these walls. They crashed and broken into pieces.
Victory for the Dragons and Viet!!!!
After the victory, Mother Dragon and Child Dragons didn't return to the Heavan. They stayed on earth at the battlefield place.
The location mother dragon landed is call Ha Long Bay.
Place where baby dragon landed call Bai Tu Long.
last but not least from my Ha Long Bay trip is this sweet lollipop by Ajumma to this Agassi.... ah! saranghae!