Tuesday December 22nd Today we packed our bags and went to town to eat some lunch. And grab snacks for our 27 hour bus ride from Luang Prabang Laos to Hanoi, Vietnam. I ate a rice and vegetable dish and so did Adam. And Oliver had a chicken dish. We got to the bus station around 6:00pm, and I went to the bathroom to pee before I got on. Once we were on and left, my stomach rumbled, and not in a good way. There was no bathroom on the bus, and I knew right then and there that I was going to be sick with some type of food poisoning. My stomach aches so bad, and all my meds were under the bus. I kept asking our driver to pull over so I could go to the bathroom. I was throwing up in the back of the bus even. It was a miserable first 8 hours. Our mean bus driver did not like me what so ever, especially for all the pit stops. He ended up giving me about 15-20 little brown pills which I ate immediately. He told me it would be good for my stomach. About two hours later my stomach felt much better and was able to get some rest. Only 17 more hours to go. We were relieved to get off the bus when we arrived to Hanoi.the next day. Wednesday December 23rd We arrived in Hanoi around 7:00 and got checked into a nice guesthouse. And decided to go out and explore the night scene in Hanoi. We went to a club where it had lots of high energy. We had fun, and enjoyed the experience of what the norm club experience may feel like in Hanoi. We left around midnight to go back to our guesthouse to go to sleep.
Adam chose to stick around a bit later to enjoy the rest of the night until the club closed. Thursday December 24th It was Christmas (at least in Hanoi it was). Adam informed us that his phone was stolen the night before. He was showing someone his gps on his phone for a ride back, and they took the phone for a closer look and just took off. All of his photos of his trip were taken. He was bummed, we went out to get a new phone for him and then adventured around the city. We went on a walk around town to the Ho Chi Minh Mousoleum and saw many interesting things along the way.