This is tripping
It took us 32 hours to get in Savannakhet from Van Don Island: it was a mission!
The first taxi took us at 8.00 am at our bungalow and was directed to the port, we planned to take a ferry and then to look up for a bus to Hanoi. On the road the driver saw a bus, made it stop and said (literally): “To Hanoi, good for you”. At 3.00 pm (6 hours on the bus let me read more than 200 pages of a book I’m loving: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. I strongly recommend it) we were in Hanoi and, after a city trip by taxi, we were in the right station to leave Hanoi and go to south.
The desired bus to Dong Ha officially didn’t exist, so we decided to take the one for Da Nang (estimated time: 14 hours) and asked the driver to leave us in Dong Ha thinking we would have been there at 5.00 am and we would have found the bus station open. We were wrong as we arrived at 3.00 am (other 10 hours and many pages of my book…). Fortunately the bus driver managed to stop the bus were a mini-wagon was starting to Lao Bao, were we would crossed the border with Lao. During the road the driver bring on the bus an incredible number of people and stuffs, with a peak of 20 I think. I can’t explain how we were pressed!
At 6.00 am we were at the border, that opened one hour later. At 9.00 am we got on another bus, and at 4.00 pm we finally reached our destination.