Camellia Hotel 5

81 Thuoc Bac Street, Noan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam | Hotel
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Preparing for an Overnight Train

A travel blog entry by hodgiedot


... took a video of us in response to their questions about money bringing happiness - does it? They were very pleasant young people and very appreciative of the opportunity to practice their English. We enjoyed an ice-cream that melted very quickly and after sitting for a little longer returned to the Hotel to sit and wait for our pick up at 7pm.
Foo arrived early for us and took us to the station. Boy was it hot there! We boarded the train and didn't have any companions until ...

Hanoi & Back Again

A travel blog entry by chrisandteri


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  1. The Hoa Lo Prison Museum

When the French ruled Vietnam, they locked up Vietnamese men and women deemed to be political dissidents in this horrible prison in the center of Hanoi. The museum is a testimony of the inhumane conditions of the prison and a memorial to the political dissidents who lived and died in, and sometimes escaped from the prison. It made me think about how much I ...

Hanoi & Ha Long

A travel blog entry by elegibson


... by deciding I HAD to go and see 'our glorious president' Ho Chi Minh. Ho Chi Minh lead the Vietnamese to independence from French colonialist rule in 1954 then became President of North Vietnam and organised the Viet Kong guerrilla force which successfully repelled American forces in the 1970s to eventually establish an independent, unified, Communist Vietnam. 'Uncle Ho' is embalmed and lies in state looking peaceful, yellow and waxy in a huge mausoleum. I was lucky to ...

Pho, Frogger and Effing Smog!

A travel blog entry by susanbetteridge


... 30 or 40 minutes, our bags finally came out in the midst of all the boxes and we headed for a taxi. We found the reputable kind no problem and negotiated a price of $18 to our hotel, in the old quarter downtown. It was about a 45-min drive through bonkers traffic and our first look at communist Vietnam was eye opening. A few well-kept, huge mansions but mostly poor clapboard homes made of tarps and metal. How was this the socialist country that was supposed to be ...

Last Day In Hanoi

A travel blog entry by evvo1961


... museum that was used to publicly decapitate the Vietnamese. The prison was built with a capacity to hold 600 prisoners and by 1954 it housed over 2,000 inmates all subject to horrible and inhumane conditions resulting in the Vietnamese resentment of the French.

In October of 1954 when northern Vietnam was liberated the Vietnamese used Ho Loa Prison to hold individuals that broke the law. During WWII (from August 5, 1964 to March 29, 1973) the Vietnamese ...

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This hotel, located on 81 Thuoc Bac Street, Noan Kiem District, Hanoi, is near Hoa Lo Prison, Japanese Covered Bridge, Red Bridge Restaurant and Cooking School, and Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien).
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