Duc Thai Hotel
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... were all out at once!
We made it to our hotel, a modern plush establishment in Hanoi's famous old quarter where we showered and changed ready to brace the streets of Hanoi in search of dinner! A quick group meeting allowed Dat to brief us on the plan for the next couple of days (which would see us visit Halong Bay before returning to Hanoi) and give us a safety brief with dos and don'ts (including no mopeds etc and how to cross the road). We then departed ...
... American - white people) than Vietnamese! Most of them are young people like us (or younger, college-aged - wait, I'm in college!) probably wanting to save money. You can do a lot of things in Vietnam for pretty cheap. They call it a backpackers' Mecca. Even though are lots of tourists, and lots of Vietnamese catering to tourists, it's easy to look past that and see the vibrancy of the city. There are constantly motorbikes whizzing by, with little regard for you in ...
... Monday I returned to the embassy. I was completely prepared to give up on my China plans by then, in case the news would be bad. I also had my hotel write me a little note in Vietnamese to get through security at the embassy, because the lady hadn't given me anything to show for my application and the guard was really strict about only letting people in with the proper forms and receipts.
The note worked like a charm. I was the ...
... your life in your owns hands and a 'one way street' just means scooters use the pavement to go the opposite way. You learn to just walk and hope the road users avoid you. The evening cooking class, run by a strict chef, was entertaining, teaching us to cook spring rolls, grilled fish in banana leaf and traditional salad. Not sure Tesco sells banana leaves, but you never know...
We headed to former capital Hue via Hai Van Pass which gave good views despite ...
... on the island in the lake. The lake was rather pretty, although very misty, so we attempted lots of photos (with mixed results). This turned out to be a calm and relaxed walk, very needed in the aftermath of jet lag, and we found a few unexpected sights along the way. The lake has a lovely story about a golden tortoise God and a sword given to a hero. Very Arthurian.
Unfortunately today, while exploring the old quarter, a rather opportunistic ...