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Travel Blogs from Hanoi
... highlights of Hanoi: chua Tran Quoc, One Pillar Pagoda, and the Temple of Literature. Chua Tran Quoc is the oldest temple in all of Vietnam, dating from the 11th century, but has been largely been rebuilt and was not especially impressive. The One Pillar Pagoda is a tiny pagoda/temple built atop a large pillar in the middle of a pond. It was neat, but the effect was largely ruined because it was being restored and was surrounded by construction. ...
... street food and learned that you take a leap of faith when you cross the street. There are no lights and the traffic is constant. So you walk slow and steady and the traffic drives around you. We got used to it eventually.
After 2 nights in Hanoi, we decided to head to one of the most beautiful places in Vietnam--Cat Ba Island/Halong Bay/La Han Bay.
... crab - it was delicious), followed by fish in a coconut sauce, chicken and cabbage and then finally dragonfly fruit for desert. Another great meal. Dinner was accompanied by gin and tonics and followed by music and karaoke. Tiago sang La Bamba and La Macarena in Spanish which got us all dancing, Peter and I followed with YMCA which then progressed to ABBA. It was an evening full of laughter and drinks - our tour group had definitely bonded by bed ...
... stole my bikini so we spent a while scrambling around the rocks to find it! The next day we went back to hanoi, everyone was so tired, the boys drank a bit but I couldn't face it... Until the night when we went out again. We went for a team pizza first and had a great night out. Today was chilled, we watched James Bond and prepared ourselves for the 15hour bus to hue. I'm excited to chill for a bit now, I'm too old for 5 nights in a row. ...
... time that the name changed to the Hanoi Hilton. The photos clearly demonstrate how happy the POWs were during their stay, they often played basketball, they decorated Christmas trees (what Jewish soldiers?) and were sent home with goodie bags. We left the prison, ate some delicious Pho on the street and made our way to the largest covered market in Hanoi, the Cho Dong Xua Market. The market takes up a whole block, going up four stories. After shuffling through the cloth floor ...
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