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Hanoi : Bruce Peck Adventures

China Border Crossing

Entering China seemed somehow different from crossing any other country border we’ve crossed to date. It might have been the tenuous relationship between the US and China, the difficulty acquiring a visa, entering a country with a, ehm, strong central government or that the guide book warned that it might be taken from us on crossing because of its depiction of Taiwan as a separate country. No photos were allowed, as is custom at every border,... Read More

Accessory to a Hit and Run

We disembarked from our Sapa to Hanoi train just a few minutes shy of 5 AM. We made our way in the darkness through the crowds to the street to hail a taxi. After dodging a couple of offers that were about three times the going rate, I stopped a taxi in the middle of the street. His price was fair and he knew the location of our hotel, so I called to Sasha who’d been guarding the bags. I put our first bag in the trunk while he was still in the... Read More