Galaxy Hotel Hanoi
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... directed elsewhere. The similarities were ever present in the design but it definitely had a distinctly Lao feel to it - we'd explore it later on our long return to the hotel.
Having passed the 'vertical runway', we saw a couple of members of our group also walking in the same direction - in fact, our driver was the one who recognized one of them (as she had come with us to Buddha Park yesterday) and immediately pulled over so they could hop on. Four ...
... in the morning we said we would be back Friday to collect the winnings or pay our debts.
Bia Hoi is Vietnam' very own draught beer and is brewed without preservatives and meant to be drunk on the same day. A glass of Bia Hoi can range from free to about 40p but the average is about 20p.Hanoi is the Bia Hoi capital of Vietnam and you can find it on nearly every street corner. There is even a road nicknamed beer Street as so much bia Hoi is sold here. This is where ...
... Vietnamese food for my last night...I really want to try some from the street, it smells amazing but don't want to risk it, so pick a place from the lonely planet called 'little hanoi'. I get Pho Bo which is this beef noodle soup that everyone eats, the Vietnamese actually have it for brekki. It's yummy. Head back to hotel and chill ...
... cross several boats, some with motors, some carrying items such as fridges...The Yen river is rather quiet.
We arrive to what seems to be a floating peers full of tiny restaurants along the river (it's crazy ugly in the landscape). There, we climb a little and our guide shows us the restaurant where we are going to eat at once we visit the first temple, which is actually quite nice (and I have seen shitloads of temples, trust me). There's some 'monks' walking around ...
... sitting to the left of the stage and raised on a platform. We had never seen anything like that before. We bought a wooden doll after the show that looked like the puppets.
After the puppet show the rest of the group boarded the bus to go back to the hotel. Since we had the evening to explore and do what we wanted, we didn't go back with the group but walked around Old Town exploring for a few hours.
We found a great restaurant in Old ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGalaxy Hotel Hanoi
Located in the old part of town, close to some great food and sights. Well appointed for a four star and good service. They looked after us pretty well, with flowers given it was our honeymoon :)
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