Bia Hoi, Limestone Pillars and Homocidally Inclined Taxi Drivers

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July 8th 2006
Published: July 10th 2006
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Waking up several times during the night largely due to our boat colliding with another left me pretty tired and not feeling full of energy and ready for breakfast. After dropping the 3 dayers on Cat Ba Island we slowly headed back to Halong City, before taking the long bus journey back to Ha Noi.

In my mind the perfect way to recover from a journey like that is with a smoothie, so an awesome Avocado and Custard Apple one was soon in my hand!

In the evening we went for Bia Hoi (fresh draught beer) at the informally named 'Bia Hoi Junction' where Bia Hoi stalls are set up on each corner of a crossroads. It was around halfway through Bia Hoi #1 when I witnessed a motorbike strike the side of a taxi. The motorcyclist got of to look at the damage he had caused - and when he saw it was significant he ran, jumped on his bike and sped off... only to be chased down the street by the car driver who was now brandishing an iron bar. Too much excitement before bed time....

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