My friend picked me up on a scooter (SH brand name) in Florence. It was my first cool experience in the city. It was so super cold and I was so glad that I got my winter jacket with me. The weather was warmer than that in Klagenfurt, Austria though; around 10C degree.
Such a touristic city, full of tourists – Asian, European, Russian, and so on.
I got some good Italian pasta, pizzas, and cappicino cafe… Churches and dom. River and ponts. Blue sky. Good local friend. A short trip but it was worthy for 86EU round train ticket.
Also, I stopped by Venice for a few hours and I did make a good decision to leave the city early. Too many tourists to stick around.
Italy! I made it… Still wonder if I should fly to Rome – I love the movie Holidays in Rome. Budget travels so I have to consider about the flights.
Oh my God, I dared to rent a scooter – Atilla to ride my brother to Ninh Binh province to visit Tam Coc (3 Caves). The distance is more than 160km for round way. Traffic and road in Thanh Hoa (one province on the way) are dangerous.
Well, it was worth though. Tam Coc is considered Ha Long Bay on land. I am so happy to make it to Ninh Binh.
And me on the little boat
I tried the specialties there – GOAT meat. I dont really like it, but its ok.
The national high way – No 1 High Way is so cool – very well-constructed. I allowed myself to ride more than 70km per hour. I know it was so dangerous but if I rode slowly on high way, it was more dangerous than ever.
I dont think I can ride anymore. I dont scare but I am tired to do that.
At night, I got back to Hanoi around 8pm, in time to give the scooter back to its owner.
One of my good friend, Phuong, took my brother and I to the Night Market where ppl gathered and do trade – mainly Chinese products. It was fun to experience that event.
I was so lucky that I could listen to one live musical performance near Dong Xuan Market. That was so good.
Thanks to my dear friends, I have tried to ride Spacy and Attila scooter around my city. They look cool and a bit heavier than Mio. I find no difficulties to ride it.
This is Spacy – White and Black color
This is Attila – White and Black color
I just ride them when traffic is less crowded and no police around. It is fun to ride them, but I still do not want to own one. Simply, they make pollution and I think we have enough pollution already. We need no more.
That was so fun to ride this scooter. Well, it belongs to a friend of mine. It is dark blue but I can’t find any photo of it online. Then, I chose this one; kinda similar.
I said before that I can ride a motorbike but just scooter type, not the one which most Vietnamese people are using now.
After riding it, I still keep my mind unchanged. I DO NOT wanna OWN any motorbike at all!