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We have made it to Hanoi, a feat that seemed so distant it felt like it mightn't happen. But here we are in the Old quarter. After an amazing meal at the Tamarind restaurant, a completely vegetarian experience for a change, and some beers at the Lucky bar, it is off to the pillow show... it has been a very long day. Nighty night.
... hats, and carrying bamboo yokes with a basket on each end.
Anyway, the rest of the day involved seeing local delicacies being made, such as popped rice candy, coconut candy and rice wine. The first two were delicious. Emma won't be swapping her prosecco for the latter any time soon.
The next day we headed out to the Cu Chi Tunnels. For those of you who don't know, the Viet Cong/NVA (who really were clever buggers - conical hats off to them). dodged the ...
... of the situation and head off towards the leering, desperate looking stall and cafe owners.
I get yelled at to sit down by an old stall holder so I ease the situation with a quick selfie on the phone, the old guy thinks this is pretty cool.
I order a takeaway coffee and the girl asks me to sit down, this is the real deal coffee but it takes 10 minutes to filter into the cup. They offer me a Banh Mi with laughing cow cheese. I take a look around the street and it truly ...
I'm aware that it's been a while since my initial blog post, and there are a few reasons for that.
Firstly, it's been a bit trickier to get to an available/usable/non-broken computer in a safe/healthy environment than I originally anticipated. Secondly, actually having enough time to sit and document everything I've done over the course of several days is also a factor. Thirdly, I've only just started to feel ...
Lao airlines very nice, 70minute flight, they manage a sandwich box and a beer. Have pre booked a hotel through hostel bookers and airport pick up. Hotel rebranding, good offer at £11 including breakfast. Taxi there to meet us, whisked away to the Jasmine Garden right in the old quater, nice room, air conditioning and tele. Of course straight out for a walk. Guide book enthuses on the variety and quality of the street food. First impressions aren't good. Boiled chickens ...