Friday, February 15, 2008

Shit Gets Real

We could've taken a plane to Vietnam; it would've saved us a lot of time and headaches and all that, but I've never been to China and this trip is about keepin' it real! So instead of taking a 30 minute flight, Chris and I embarked on a 48-hour scramble that put us on 3 trains, 2 cars, a 17-person van, and a scooter. Broken down, it goes a little something like this:

Hong Kong > Guang Zhou > Nanning > Pingxiang > Random Village Border Crossing - Friendship Pass (China Side) > 12,000 Random Villages (Vietnam Side) > Hanoi > Beers

Shit got real. How real? We got held prisoner on the China side of the border due to our Shady Ass Visas. We saw a scooter-related fatality on the road to Hanoi. Lots of peeing and pooping in the street. Blood. But check it out: Hazelnut Snickers! The Bomb!


Katherine said...

Crazy Yanks! Hope it was a good beer!

Ohla Ohla!! said...

I couldn't figure out why you call 50/50..I think I know drawing by the way..

BROMKA said...

I went to the Tokyo fish market this morning. AWESOME. Thanks for the inspiration. Keep up the posts,


Qiao said...

Sounds like some crazy trip you took! How did you manage all that? Hope it was all for a good laugh!