With gas bottles under your feet, your bag between your legs, your knees up to your chin, and your head rubbing on the roof of the minibus, you will be lucky
to stretch your neck out of the widow
When you can, the views going over
the 'Col des Nuages' are stunning.
leaving Hue for Danang, your driver will probably be stopped by the police for a leaky
radiator, he will then have to stop again to take on more water.
ladies beside you will indicate that you paid too much for the biscuits, but happily eat
them with you, and help to smoke your cigarettes; stained-teeth smiles all round.
trucks from Danang to Hoi An are a short walk away from the bus station, outside to the
probably have to sit and wait, and then bargain again fiercely when the driver decides to
go. The money-grabbing youth who swings around the outside of the moving vehicle like a
monkey frowns like one too, when you refuse to pay his three dollar asking price.
Come on boys... it's
three bucks on the tourist minibus from Hue to Hoi An.
While the Vietnamese price is 3-5,000 dong, depending on the amount
of boxes and bundles they have, the monkey will make a big deal of collecting ten-thousand
from each, and showing you their money.
The only way to stop the charade was to pull our bags off, and walk