This is my first trip to the beach. Although, my hometown province is near the South China Sea, I haven’t even reach these areas. I feel really excited at first, but everything has gone not so good at all.
Anyway, I still wish to write something to leave here some memories about my first experience.
Here are some photos I want to show you:
We try some Miến Trộn (Mixed noodle) , a feature food in HaiPhong
We decided to take a selfie photo in front of Naval Guest-house before taking a trip around Haiphong city
Behind the HaiPhong Opera House
Look at me. What a silly action!
Whose butt is bigger?
It’s really hot right now
Handsome boys and pretty girls standing in the corner of HOH
We have lunch at one of famous Phở Cuốn (Rolled Noodles) restaurants in HPC
About 30 minutes on a bus, We travel to the Do Son beach. We stay at a hostel for a while, then put on colourful bathing suits going to the beach.
And here is the scenery of the beach and the sea (in the background)
By the way. As you can see 2 foreign boys travel with us. (Alex R standing on the right, and Oscar on the left)
Brighten and excited faces preparing for swimming.
Tired faces after swimming in the sea, but try to turn up smiled ones while taking photos.
The reason I felt disappointed was not about the scenery or people in Haiphong, It was some weird actions of my friends who I hung out with that made me not fall asleep well.
The story begins with my status included a shared link film with a broken plan to hang out with high school friends on Facebook. In the comment field, Hue, my sister suggested me traveling some places discovering in Tet holiday with relatives. After one day of discussing, we decided to choose Trang An landscapes complex in Ninh Binh province is my destination.
On the day before the trip, the first time, we have 6 participants. but after considering the weather and others, just 4 are okay, the rests have their own reasons and cannot take part in. Although knowing that the weather is not good for us as well as there are a few participants, we still not give up because of our determined spirit.
Next day, with well-prepared food, drink, gas, the trip including me, Hue, Huyen, Vui. We begin the trip at 7:10 A.M, the destination is far about 70km from Thai Binh so it takes nearly an hour and a half on the trip.
We are present at the first stop point: Bai Dinh Pagoda, Ninh Binh. we put our motorbike in the bike park and continue to take a walk to the main gate. My first impression on the pagoda is the WC. Its architecture is like a temple, very wide and modern. The pagoda is really huge and stunning, it cannot be explored in a day.
We decide to go to the tallest bronze statue first
And take some selfie photos here
People come here a lot to wish a lucky year and success
People said that if someone rubs their money to the statue, they will earn a lot of money in this year.
then we go to the temple with stone turtles. I do not know exactly the name
Touching the turtles’ head makes us more intelligent. (Hearsay)
After having lunch, we continue the journey by climbing to the highest pagoda, the ancient pagoda.
Due to some reasons, we just take photos outside the pagoda.
In front of the main pagoda.
Mrs. Lan, one of the people have the merit in building the Bai Dinh pagoda. Here is the ceremony to remember her.
The tower is quite high with about 17 floors. There are no windows to look outside, just only an entrance door. You have to buy a ticket if you wish to go inside.
Buy some souvenirs for family members.
We go back to the bike park after 3 hours staying here and continue our trip to the second stop point the ancient Trang An.
At 12:00 P.M, We ride our bikes and go to the next destination.
A lot of young people come here to experience climbing the mountain and sitting on the boat for sightseeing.
We check-in at the entrance gate
And before climbing the mount
Challenge me by standing at the highest point
Three of us are venturous?
Is dancing flagpole?
After 2 hours staying at the second stop point, we move to the third one. However, everything is not good as we expected. When we just arrive the gate, many people wave and call us to park the bike, though we know exactly there is a free parking inside the gate, we still spend 15k VND on this. We think that it’s Mua cave, just go inside and discover. Otherwise, we have to climb the mount again. Actually, we exhausted already. Moreover, The ticket is 100k VND, it’s also quite expensive for us. After checking in, we decide to give up the Mua Cave and take a trip to the ancient capital Hoa Lu.
Le Dai Hanh King temple is known as Le Hoan King
Dinh Tien Hoang King Temple is known as Dinh Bo Linh King
We spend 20K VND buying the ticket for each person. I do not know why they just accept our tickets when going inside Dinh Tien Hoang King Temple, the other is completely free to enter.
And we go back home at 4:30 P.M. At that time, it’s raining already. we do not wear any raincoat to celebrate this day whether we catch a cold or not.
Go to Ninh Binh, I really impressed with the the majestic mountains that I do not see any in my hometown. Such a memorial day!
TThe couple met at the wedding of an older cousin sister about three years ago, the husband older than the wife 7 year olds, Spending a long time getting acquainted and now they live in a home together.
In this photo, The wife name Tâm is my cousin sister
Let’s see some random photos capturing this moment in the following video:
Lantern Festival Gamuda is like a small “Hoi An” scene right in Hanoi, starting from October 1, 2017 to the end of the month at Yen So Park. On the mid-autumn night, the event attracted many couples and people in Hanoi.
Although knowing that day is a mid-autumn day, I still turned on Uber Drive app and took 3 trips. I wished to archive the first target soon to go back the hometown at weekend. Then, I broke my promise to my friend, at first I decided to see her at 7h30 but until 8h00 I just picked her up because of the traffic jam when driving Uber. However, we had a lot of awesome moments with charm and beauty of the festival.
Here are some memorial photos in this event
A big lantern shows up in the Gamuda’s main gate
As you may know, Gamuda is the sponsor for this event
No time to eat as well as change the clothes, I put on uber’s uniform to go out.
Many kinds of calligraphy were sold in the lantern walking street.
This is one of them.
Some couples interested in taking a selfie on this bridge.
The colourful fountain was set in the centre of lake
A lot of girls made the best of their time take selfie photos
just 10 thousand dong for every a lantern, then wish and throw it down the surface water
UberMOTO is a service of UBER (a smart mobile-app), it allows riders can get the nearest motobike and compute payments automatically. It was officially operated in April 21st, 2016 in Hanoi and HCMC, it’s now getting more and more popular because of its convenient and saving.
I started joining Uber as a part-time motodriver over 2 months ago and really interested in this job. No need to say, the first is earning money without pushing for time. I can ride on my motobike whenever I want. The second is improving my communication skills, I am a shy and quiet person so facing with strangers make me feel more confident.
Moreover, sometimes I suddently grab foreigners and tell some funny stories to them, listen their life stories through long roads. This is not only the best opputunity to partise English face to face, but also having good income.
There were unforgeted memories that I have never forgot. A older woman called me while I was in another trip to the Reft of Red River, I accepted this trip and let her wait for a while. When getting to the destination, a man asked me for carring him. I decided to call back her and require cancelling the trip but, Unfortunately, She is an unpleasanted person. She scared me that if I had cancelled this trip, she would have reported this to the administrators. Unluckily, this was the first time I went to this area, so I used the navigator by Google Maps but it took me the wrong roads then she saw in the app and called me again and again many times. Afterthat, just about 30 minute later, I found her, I do not know what to say. I tried to explain and sorry her though she shout at me like cat and dog. Finally, she still rode my motobike and kept going the trip. while driving, I tried to strick up a conversation with her, and healed the mistakes. She glanced my mobile and gave me a change more than the payment showed in the screen. This was a moral for my life.
A lot of trips made me grow as a adulthood. among of them, there were conversations with strangers as if friends for a long time.
On the 28th of May, 2017 in Hanoi, Uber celebrated a gorgeous event named “UberMOTO, one year of movement” in Thanh Xuan gymnastics and sports. with the participation of most UberMOTO drivers in Hanoi.
The welcome gate makes me get an impression!
People are happy waiting for the event
Because it’s too hot so…
Some one deciede to sit under the shadow to avoid the sunshine
A banner of the event hanging in front of parking.
The area for new registrations.
The event begins with the introductions of two MCs
Let’s get in line and recieve the gifts
I take randomly a pair of sunglasses and a Cellphones hat.
An integral part. That is UBEROlympics
Tie 2 others’ feet and kick the ball to the goal.
A game used for finesse and friendship.
They must move without putting their feet on the floor.
The quickest team will WIN!
Grab the customers through the app.
If one of these balls fell to the floor, they must try again.
It’s a tug of war to determind which team will have 10 million VND
And as you can see my team. > The moment of victory
We are team 8
We are the champions
Selfie with the certificate…
Do not look at me, look at her….
I shaked hands with Only C singer
Let’s listen to his song: Yêu Là “tha thu” meaning Love is forgive.
Anh Không Đòi Quà – I don’t need my gifts from you.
Đếm ngày xa em – Count the days leaving you
Mình yêu nhau đi (Hùng my team, ft Bích Phương) – Let’s love together.