Last Evening in Hanoi – Tạm biệt Vietnam

Back in FRA

A last beer with dinner
A last beer with dinner down town Hanoi

Pack the bag game - I won!
The last “Pack the bag game” for this trip – I won!

Scored an exit row seat - I won again!
Scored a exit row seat – I won again!
I was way to early at the airport and my check in was not open. Still some Dong in the pocket and they have to stay here! So I got 2 cans of beer and choose a seat close to the check in. The plan was to drink the beer and run over to the counter as soon as there is movement.
That did not work out because a few locals decided to take some selfies and pictures with me or their kids on my shoulders or grandma next to me. That did eat up all the waiting time and when I saw that they did open the gate it was too late to be the first in line. But in this case it was good enough. Might be that the girl behind the counter did see me clowning round with the locals and decided I was worth the better seat. Thank you again Vietnam Airlines!!

Waiting for departure
Waiting for departure

Waiting for the floor to dry
Waiting for the floor to dry

Ok - what if you really need to use the handles to take a leak. And everybody down there watches you?
Ok – what if you really need to use the handles to take a leak. And everybody down there watches you?

Nice view
Nice view

The last cold one on Vietnamese soil
The last cold one on Vietnamese soil

Waiting to board the bird
Waiting to board the bird

Vietnam Airlines Flight 37 – Boeing 787 Dreamliner – Economy Class

For the next 8.746 kilometres or a bit more than 12 hours from Hanoi to Frankfurt this will be my temporary restaurant, living and sleeping room. Since I have the exit row seat everything should work out well. The plane looked brand new. They had the latest and greatest in-flight entertainment system. The biggest screen I ever had in a plane. And the crew was super friendly. I love it! On the way to Asia it was great as well. FRA-HAN-BKK and everything went well. There is free WiFi at the airport and lots of places that sell cold beer for a really good price compared to all the other airports I had used in SEA.

My seat on the right
My seat on the right

Nice new plane
Nice new plane

Leg roooooom!
Leg roooooom!

A magazine for rich people with advertisement for million dollar mansions in New York and London
A magazine for rich people with advertisement for million dollar mansions in New York and London. I am a bit confused about that layout now. Hmmm advertising….

Or this?
Or this?

Big screen with a lot of movies
Big screen with a lot of movies

Drinks
Drinks

Food
Food

My vegetarian dinner
My vegetarian dinner

That did work till the flight attendant walked to the back
That did work till the flight attendant walked to the back

At last at the beginning of the flight everything looked nice here
At last at the beginning of the flight everything looked nice here. Even in the morning the rest rooms where still clean and tidy

Lots of spares
Lots of spares behind the mirror

Lots of spares

Kolkata from above
Kolkata from above – now it was time to sleep.

Vegetarian Breakfast
A member of the crew did wake me with the breakfast – great way to start the day 🙂 Vegetarian Breakfast

Good morning FRA
Good morning FRA

Second breakfast while waiting for the ICE to Stuttgart
Second breakfast while waiting for the ICE to Stuttgart

Conclusion: Vietnam – I come back again!

The first day in Hanoi
The first day in Hanoi: Blue sky, Flip Flops’ and shorts. After that the sky turned gray for most of my trip. But the people and the landscape did make up for it big time!
I di meet so many friendly people on that trip. Never had one single bad experience apart from one expensive hotel but I did book that myself. I think that was my 8th or 9th time in Vietnam – It will not be the last 🙂

 
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Author: Marc Hastenteufel

I like to travel and i like to snap pictures! My mother got me a Eurorail ticket when i was 15 and together with 2 friends we adventured into France. This was the beginning of a new addiction. I do like to take pictures so one thing leads to another and on this site i want to share some of my pictures and some of my trips with you! Now i am on the road for more than 6 months every year. Visiting old friends and making new friends while exploring this big blue ball.

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