Saturday, January 14, 2006

On board the Reunification Express

The 'Reunification Express' that runs the route from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and back is no Orient Express, with its sparse beds and hole-in-the-floor loos. However, it does pass through some beautiful scenery on the way from Hue to Da Nang.


At 10:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

More info on the journey please Christian, a friend and I hope to travel this way in September this year. I take it the accomodation on board is not too good!

At 12:35 PM, Blogger Christian said...

Dear Anonymous(!),

The accomodation is ok and you'll sleep as well as you can expect with the rickety-tap, rickety-tap of train wheels all night.

It's well worth taking the train for at least part of the journey down the coast. The view is great, it's comfortable enough and I heard some very negative tales from people that took the buses instead (theft from one person and one girl was hassled all night).


At 12:17 AM, Anonymous rixo said...

hi christian

Im hoping to take the hanoi - HCMC train in january 07. Is there a ticket you can buy that enables you to get on/off at any station and get another train going furter south the next day? or do you have to specify when buying the ticket exectly where you will get on/off?

thanks for you help



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