Golden Key Hotel Hanoi
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... value meal (see photo). Incredible array of shops, selling all sorts of everything for very little. When we'd finished eating we walked to the main square, and then along the opposite side of the lake that we'd walked up earlier on. We finished off a very interesting evening with an ice cream from the Baskin Robbins opposite the hotel, and then headed to bed. Today, breakfast and then, rain or not, a full day in Hanoi. David, Jane, Lucy and James ...
... of thing but they have a pool..) and turns
out to be really nice. Lots of little bungalows in a huge garden. We
enjoy the pool, a nice romantic dinner (kids happily watching a movie
with room service). Next morning we move to Tam Coc Garden, a beautiful
little place with 8 bungalows with amazing views. We borrow bikes from
the guesthouse to bike to the wharf where the rowing boats leave to
visit Tam Coc, the terrestrial Halong Bay. We had our doubts about that ...
... out that none of that was true, impossible really with 8 million inhabitants. The city was very busy, dusty, some nice architecture from the French era.
The 8:10 pm train departure gave us enough time to get settled in our 4 bunk room before my bedtime (9:00ish). Ben and I had top bunks, Andy and Pi bottom. I was worried for Andy's nocturnal trips to the bathrooms would cause big bruises, but he did fine. Ben and I didn't sleep ...
... 300. Many of the young people are now moving to the city upon encouragement of the government.
We were paddled thru by a local on one of the traditional bamboo boats. Quite interesting!
At present a fishing life is still quite evident and even some of the entrepreneurial locals, row over to the cruising ships trying to sell pop, chips , cookies etc. and manage to pass the goods and recieive the monies by their ...
... morning was just as grey as the previous days, and to add insult to injury, it was fighting to rain. We decided that we'd head on over to Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum as we hadn't yet been that far out of the centre of the city. It was a good three and a half to four mile walk and the dreary weather, whilst not bitter, didn't make it as pleasant as it could have been. Once we found the mausoleum we then had to find the entrance; we did this by wandering around the perimeter of the grounds ...