Some backpackers told us that we should check out Ninh Binh, so we did. Stayed at a home stay called Tam Coc. Really nice place, and met a lot of people. We actually met on if the guys from Cat Ba. So funny how you meet the same people through the whole trip. Already met two people from when I was in Vietnam! Trying to catch up with one of them, they are heading south and we are like one day behind them..
So, Ninh Binh is a nice place, a lot of rice fields and I don’t know exactly what it was, water where they grow stuff? And these roads and bridges over the water. It was cloudy tho, so we could se more than some meters in front..
we rented some bicycles and checked out what it was to see. We took a boat trip through Tam Coc, in the pictures we looked at it looked so nice, lot of green stuff in the side of the river, but we didn’t se any of it.. I think this is the rain season so things are kind of grey, cloudy, it looks kind of messy everywhere but still beautiful and different from what we are used to.. And yea, our tour lady of course tried to sell us some stuff in the way back, she also wanted money because she was so tired??
The last day we just followed the road till it suddenly ended. So we ended up visiting some old temples and did a real mountain climbing tour. It was no stairs when u got to the top. We actually had to climb our way up to the mountain peek. We met a local guy on the way up, he seemed really happy and excited to follow us up, so we let him. He couldn’t hear anything so he couldn’t speak either so he just made a lot of funny sounds and used his hands. And he was really excited over taking pictures of us so we had a camera man as well! Should have understood that we wanted money for this tho.. on the way down he took out his hand and did the famous money sigh you know... when we didn’t want to give him any, he got kind of grumpy, so we gave him 20k Dong...
EVERYONE here in Vietnam will try to sell u everything and charge u money for everything, starting to understand that now...
Anyways.. the view was amazing when we got to the top! And I’m also happy that the guy came with us, he was so funny and smiled all the time!
It was also kind of funny to climb a mountain!!
It’s so funny how Erik and I don’t have a plan, like At all.. And yet we end up doing all kind of weird and funny stuff! We just trust our intuition and other backpackers! Btw, you should really learn to follow your intuition, doesn’t always make sense in the beginning, but after you follow it, you understand why u did it! It like the gut instinct, it’s always the right thing to follow, leads you where you need to be, trust me :))
Didn’t take too many pictures on top, it was too cloudy. But it was amazing to stand there on that super Rocky Mountain.
On the way back we found another small road and found another small cave. So we have been doing a lot of hiking on this trip. Pretty much by ourselves. If you are planing on backpacking, you should just rent a motorbike or bicycle and check out for your self, much more fun and much cheaper.
And: follow your intuition, that’s like the only thing I do, and I end up finding so many beautiful places! Every time I follow it, it just leads me to so many nice places, maybe also because of what I manifest!
It so funny, I try to not think so much and rather just manifest, and that really works. Check out the law of attraction, it may seem weird in the beginning, I didn’t really believe it first, but after I started using it, it started working! It actually works really good!
It’s basically: the more you think about or the more you manifest something, the more chance of getting where u want or what u want, you have to really believe the thought. It may not happen the same day or next, but it will show up eventually. It’s not like you can manifest that you want more money tho..
If you knew how powerful a thought really is, you would never thing a negative though again!
Your mind and body is much more powerful than u think. Even if you don’t believe me, take some time off and go through your thoughts and how your life is in comparison to your thoughts, what do you think about everyday?
This blog is an example actually. For so long I have been asking myself/universe how I can kind of get my thoughts out there. How can I talk to people about, the world, universe, inner landscape and so on.. I didn’t want to start a blog cuz I think that kind of stuff is awkward, I started this blog in the first place just for my family and friends so they could follow me on my trip, but suddenly I got a lot of followers and now I see that as an opportunity to talk about this stuff! Won’t be to much of it while I’m in this trip, but when I come home will start writing about it!
Sorry, totally got of track there, but you will hear more about this crazy stuff :P
People call me crazy because of my mindset, maybe I am or maybe I’m right :))