Hoang Minh II Hotel
TripAdvisor Reviews Hoang Minh II Hotel Hanoi
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... to be steady and predictable and the traffic flows around you. One of the other main draws is the Old Quarter, twisty, turvy and tony streets that are lined with shops to sell things. And they come in clumps, so there are a dozen stores selling sunnies, then a whole street for mirrors, shoes, you name it. The result is fascinating to walk around (still watching out for traffic of course) and at the end of the day, sit on some plastic stools and drink a Bia Hoi ...
... by the locals which can be brought almost everywhere for around £0.80.
This hostel is great for meeting people, met a lovely Austrian girl who is off to Sapa tonight( a trip lots of people are going on). I have booked my 2day/1 night tour of Halong bay for Wednesday which I am really excited about. Tomorrow I will get up pretty early enjoy the free breakfast then join the hostel free walking tour from 10-12. ...
... is just not like we
like it and funnily enoug it smells like Chicorée.. This one isn't
really any different than the others but it is fun to sit in that little
typical shop. It was a funny tour!
After the tour, to compensate
for the Halong Bay, we treat ourselves to a hot stone massage and go
shopping. There are many fancy boutiques with beautiful silk clothes.
Found a cool dress from Vietnamese fashion designers! After a refreshing
shower, time to ...
We woke to a slightly cooler day for our last day in Hanoi. Up early as we wanted to visit the Ho Chi Minh complex and entrance is restricted to between 8:00am and 11:00am. When we first arrived the huge queue just to enter the front gate was extremely off putting, the line was about 300 metres long. We'd read that it does move quickly so despite our misgivings we joined the line. Officials were very efficient and getting people to stay and line and ...
... these stopped soon enough only to start again nearer our destination to ensure our pure thoughts first thing. We had bought some snacks before departure but soon ran out of beer so when the trolley service arrived we asked for some cold beer.The little old lady scuttled off for 20 minutes leaving us with the trolley which was quite trusting and even the security guard who walked past didn't think it ...