The last two days have been really hard. I've had food poisoning and a bad fever. I had forgotten that travel can often be an ordeal. Ask me about my travels to Greece one day... (Fuck!!).
I was unable to leave the hotel room on my third day in Hanoi because I was so unwell. The day before in the afternoon, I became so disorientated walking through the city. I felt that I was going to pass out.
A lovely owner of a shop, pulled out a milk crate for me to sit on and gave me a lemon tea. I was white as a ghost.
It takes over 3 hours to get from Hanoi to Halong Bay and you can't do it by plane. The only options are public bus, private shuttle bus or private car. I chose private car for $90 US. Can you imagine having to deal with all the bullshit on a bus when you're sick as a dog?
As lovely as the driver was and as comfortable as the car was. It was the most uncomfortable three hours. When I got to the beautiful hotel in Halong Bay, the fever really kicked in and I've been in bed ever since.
It's now 6am here and thankfully my temperature has gone down because, I'm off on my luxury cruise today for 3 days. (with a butler) Hobson? :-)
It's what I have been looking forward to most on my holiday. And I was so disappointed that I was going to be sick for it... But perhaps, I'll scrape through okay.... positive thoughts....positive thoughts....
Leave at lunch time. <3 xx
Vanessa de Largie loves to travel and go on adventures...