Hotel Nikko Hanoi
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- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Smoking rooms available
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... from Despicable Me, hovering around in groups, speaking (to me at least) an unintelligible language, saying only the odd word in English like 'banana!'.
One lady the other day followed me round with a Snickers bar, actually going as far as hitting me with it in an attempt to sell it to me. Hitting a customer with the produce is not a sales technique I've encountered before. Let's just be grateful car salesmen don't adopt it.
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... 13.22 - Stopped by the side of the road again right now, no idea why. Seems like one of the guys is smoking but that's about the extent of it. I've been sleeping for a while or trying to but it's now really hot on the bus so getting difficult. When I do get the chance to look out of the window the scenery is beautiful though which is a bonus. Forgot to mention earlier but it seems Vietnam is similar to Myanmar with the overuse of the horn. The driver has not stopped honking since ...
... to generation.
Our first stop was for little string wrapped packets of crab and vegetables in rice paper - spring rolls (nothing like what you get in the states). We were fortunate to get the last of her daily batch of hundred. She starts with inner stuffings of shallots, rice noodles, bean sprouts, shredded carrots and soft shell crabs that are pulverized in a mortar. Wrap them and deep fry twice - once in the morning and a second ...
After an effortless one and a half hour flight (compared to the 24 hour bus journey we could have had) we arrived in Hanoi. We jumped in a cab, found the hotel and decided to pound the streets for a while to get our bearings. Walking down the first street seemed relatively normal, then we walked into mayhem! With scooters, cars and people filling the streets it seemed impossible and surprising how anyone gets anywhere in ...
... credited in the title? As noted the traffic is crazy and yet a rooster and a happy little chicken live their lives across the street from our hotel. They are masters of adaption these fowl of the Hanoi. Able to dodge fast moving feet and machinery and even able to dodge the lady rolling empty fuel barrels down the street at the height of the 'rushiest' of rush hour traffic. This serene rooster struts with insouciance, the picture ...