Around Hanoi.

31. October, 2013

Noen tilfeldige bilder fra rundt om i Hanoi.

Translation…
Some random photos taken around Hanoi.

Phở.

26. October, 2013

Noen bilder fra første stopp på vår gatematturné i Hanoi. Fantastisk god phở, servert på bittesmå bord på fortauet.

Translation…
Some pictures from the first stop on our Hanoi street food tour. Incredibly tasty phở served on tiny tables on the side walk.

A Rainy Morning in Hanoi.

24. October, 2013

Vi ble møtt med styrtregn da vi våknet i Hanoi morgenen etter vi gikk i land, og bestemte oss for at kaffe skulle stå på agendaen. Omtrent på hvert gatehjørne i Hanoi finner man kaféer som påstår at de serverer såkalt sibetkatt-kaffe, i de fleste tilfellene (om ikke alle?) stemmer det ikke. Sibetkatten spiser kun de aller beste kaffebønnene, de kommer ut igjen og blir brukt til kaffe. En eksklusiv og kritisert industri. Etter å ha spurt oss rundt, ble det så vi endte opp på denne lille kaféen, hvor de hadde flere typer kaffe, inkludert bønner tilsatt forskjellige smaker. Det meste smakte veldig godt, og servicen var upåklagelig. En ting vi imidlertid ikke var forberedt på, var det høye koffeinnivået. Resten av formiddagen lå vi så og si og skalv en halv meter over senga, men det er en annen historie!

Translation…
We woke up to a torrential downpour in Hanoi the morning after we came ashore, and decided to put coffee on the agenda. Pretty much every street corner has a coffee shop claiming to sell civet cat coffee, but this is mostly (if not always?) not true. The civet cat eats only the best beans then they poop them out and they’re used for coffee. An exclusive and criticized industry. After asking around and looking online, we ended up at this little coffee shop, where they had all kinds of coffee, including various flavour infused types. Everything tasted great and the woman was super friendly. One thing we were not prepared for, though, was the intense level of caffeine. We ended up spending the rest of the morning hovering above the bed, but that’s a story for another day!

Our Dinner In A Cave.

22. October, 2013

Den siste kvelden i Ha Long Bay, ble vi geleidet opp en fjellside, inn en bergsprekk, gjennom en hulegang og inn til en opplyst grotte. Der, i lyset fra fakler og stearin, fikk vi servert en fantastisk, femretters middag og flere imponerende fruktskulpturer. En utrolig opplevelse vi sent vil glemme.

Translation…
The last night in Ha Long Bay, we were taken up the side of an islet, through a small crack in its side, to a grotto at the end of some tunnels. There, in the dim light of candles and torches, we were served a five course meal accompanied by several impressive fruit sculptures. An incredible experience we won’t soon forget.


A poor picture taken from the boat, through a window, showing the torch lit path up the islet. Obvious jokes were made about being voted off the island…


The crack in the mountain side, through which we entered.


Did I mention that I’m claustrophobic? This was totally worth it regardless.


The path lit by candles, leading to our magnificent dining “room.”


Sculptures carved entirely out of fresh fruits.

Relaxing Days On The Water.

21. October, 2013

Noen flere bilder fra de avslappende dagene på vannet. Bare en hel masse sol, sjø, strender, høneblunder og kajakkturer.

Translation…
Some more photos from our relaxing days on the water. Just a whole lot of sun, gentle waves, beaches, naps and kayaking.