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Hello, Nǐ hǎo, and Chào bạn.

My next trip is to Vietnam and China and I am very excited. I will be starting out in Saigon and working my way up north. From Hanoi, I will cross into China either by the International train or plane. This is about the pre-planning, the trip itself and after. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine


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When a tiger dies he leaves behind his skin. When a man dies he leaves behind his reputation.
Vietnamese proverb

In Memorium

Today is the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan in Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam which took place during the Vietnam War between the VC and North Vietnam and 1st Australian Task Force. 18 Australians and 245 Viet Cong soldiers died.

There would have been soldiers on both sides who were only 19.
In commemoration of those who died 50 years ago today. August 18, 1966.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

8. Bus from Hanoi to Nanning

Hanoi to Nanning

Initially I had planed on getting the overnight train from Hanoi to Nanning, but having heard people say that there's 2 hour wait at the border - changing trains etc., I thought it might be more feasible to get the bus which leaves Hanoi in the morning and arrives at Nanning in the late afternoon. This would necessitate a night in Nanning, unless there was a late flight.

From my research, all I have been able to find is a few lines from a travel forum. In the hope that it will help others who may read this blog, I write it here for you -

From the LP website (dated August 2007):
Kim Lien Hotel
7 Dao Duy Anh Street, Hanoi
Tel: 0084-4-5770434 (if you are in Hanoi, call 5770434)
Or: 0084-25-716077 (this tel is in Lang Son or Dong Dang town)

The bus leaves Kim Lien Hotel in Hanoi at 8:30am or 9:20am daily, and arrives in Nanning at 4:00pm or 5:00pm. Change the bus at the border?

Ticket costs VND 270,000 (US$16) one way.

How true this is in 2012, I do not know, but if and when I find further and/or updated information, I will post it here. Failing that, after I have made the journey, I will write about it and provide all the details.

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