Hanoi Palace Hotel
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHanoi Palace Hotel
Great service with really quick turn around for our filthy clothing from our travels.
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... We said goodbye to Sergio and Kayla and moved onto our next stop - Lunch!
We had been told about a restaurant called Jaspas that was near the Hoa Lo prison, which is sarcastically referred to as the "Hanoi Hilton". The restaurant is located on the fourth floor of an office building/hotel which looked decidedly upscale. I wasn't sure that Jaspas would be in our budget. Paul took the elevator up to check it out. When he came back, he said that it looked ...
... Well, they still weren't able to get to the temple, but they still looked happy to save less than $1....
The temple is rather beautiful from the inside, and it is also the home of a little golden statue of a turtle. This is linked to the legend that surrounds the lake, and gave it the name - which means Lake of the Returned Sword. According to the legend the leader Le Loi, who freed Vietnam from the Chinese, encountered a giant golden turtle who asked back for thr sword Le Loi got from ...
... on the last Vietnamese Coffee.
Vietnam is one of my favourite places on this trip so far, maybe it also because I didn't travel alone, maybe it is because I travelled at a quicker pace or maybe it was because it is just an amazing place full of friendly people, who don't (unlike to Thailand) only see dollar signs when they look at you.
Vietnam, just after Nepal you are my number two! Thank you (and thanks Basti, for coming along for the ride... good ...
We woke up this morning to armed soldiers outside the hotel. There's been a pro democracy protest going since yesterday and things must have heated up a bit last night. The front entrance to the hotel has been boarded up and we have to exit via the garage entry. It explains the traffic jams yesterday on the bus as the roads around the harbour by us were all closed off. So ...
... the snakes down and cut them open. They then removed there hearts and whilst the hearts were still beating they placed them into a shot glass and James and another downed the beating hearts. Ill be honest I had to look away. Afterwards they put the snake blood and snake bile into shot classes for all to drink. Again I had to decline that offer.
We all then eat spring roll snake, spare rib snake (I had no idea snakes had ribs). Snake wrapped in leafs. Kus kus snake. All ...