Hanoi Capital Hotel
Travel Blogs from Hanoi
... controlled by long poles beneath he surface of the water which presumably contained strings for movement but it was all invisible from the outside, some of the puppets had moving heads and arms which brought them to life. In all there were 14 stories taken from traditional puppet shows, our favourite was the dragon dance where 2 dragons breathing fire (waterproof flare in the mouths) danced to the music in dim lighting which was a very dramatic effect. Slightly disappointing were ...
... time here and simply do nothing all day. It was crowded, but not at all inviting.
We came back to the quarter the next day for a self guided tour. It was fun. We met nice people in the shops, found some wonderful art and items, and had a fun time. The people in Vietnam seem nice and friendly. The shops were interested to sell you things, but not pushy like China or as interested in negotiating as prices were already low.
... expect on our first Christmas without family. I’ll skip to the fun part.
We took a walk around town and found an all vegan restaurant called The Loving Hut. We had Soup, fresh fruit juice, vegetable rice, a platter of mixed soy protein meats including chicken, pork, shrimp and beef and I foolishly ordered the fillet steak. I thought that the steak would be small, it was immense, and it arrived at the end of the meal when I was already too full to eat any more. So it became ...
... front of us, was quite funny watching their reaction to reading the information.....as most of it was very anti-American as you can imagine.
Tonight we booked seats at the Thang Long Puppet Theatre to watch the traditional water puppet show, it was OK. It was all in Vietnamese, so couldn't understand what was being said, but was good to see.
... of a story in a plane ride. But, the bus ride sounds like something I just need to do. At least, the backpackers that I talk with that have done the trip, laugh and talk about the 25-37 uncomfortable hours on the bus to Hanoi. But, all agree you just have to take it. Besides, I read an article about "The 7 Most Epic Journeys in Southeast Asia". This one is #2 on the list. The two day boat trip up the Mekong was also on the list. The slow boat trip up the Mekong turned ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking