Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hanoi 3: The Train Station

After figuring out that Window 2 was not designated for English speakers (contrary to what The Lonely Planet said) and that we needed to take a number and wait our turn, we found out that the overnight sleeper cars to Hue were sold out.

Here's Andrew asking a travel agent for options over the phone.

One option was to take this $13 "sleeper bus" overnight for 14 hours (this picture is from a poster in the travel agent's office across the street from the train station).  We opted to fly to Hue the next day for $74 each.  It was worth it. Another tourist later told us about the bossy Vietnamese grandmother who wouldn't let them turn out the light in their sleeper car, so it looks like the flight was especially worth it.

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