Somerset Grand Hanoi
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... I couldn't help but sitting down for about 10 minutes and admire the lily pads float on top of the peaceful water of the Well. Again, so happy I managed to visit this awesome place during my visit in Hanoi.
Afternoon, 1:30 - 3:30, Hanoi Citadel
Okay, so the ice cream wasn't all satisfactory. I became increasingly hungry as I walked around the Temple of Literature, so I decided to grad actual lunch food to pull me over until dinner. I found ...
... as well try and get some money back. Get back to the room and I'm in the shower and hear Ant scream like a girl so I know it's a bug. He says it was a huge red cockroach and he could see its legs because it was so big. Puts me on edge so I quickly change and pack and get out to check out lol. Now have loads of time doing nothing on the boat so sunbathe a bit, write this, there's a "cooking class" which is a ...
... try it? But what about Vietnam's rumored canine mystery meat? We chose to contact the best street food guide in town. Mark is an Australian expat who turns his nose up at most restaurants that have chairs, preferring sidewalk stations with 12" high plastic stools. You can catch him on his blog "Sticky Rice".
A little about the business side of street food: The vendors most often specialize, one dish, a limited palate of ingredients, only so ...
... Laos Airlines flight to Hanoi. We were last on the plane. The pilot was obviously in a rush because he started set off before we had reached our seats. We just about got sat down before he reached the runway!! The flight was fine, just under an hour.
It was a lot colder in Hanoi, only 15 degrees. It took ages to get through immigration. We were met in the airport by our new guide, a girl called Hough. Hanoi international airport ...
... visited the Hoa Lo Prison or as it was known by American prisoners of war the 'Hanoi Hilton' a place that certainly can not be confused with the Hilton Hanoi!
Christmas Eve was our third full day in the Vietnamese capital and this allowed us to explore the new town area around the opera (including walking by the Hilton Hanoi) as well as visiting Starbucks for a drink and snack. This area was very different to the Old Town area which was hectic and ...