Hanoi Topaz hotel
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... won't go down to well. So now were finished with Laos. It's been a a place of stunning scenery but Vietnam is waiting. By this point we are I full swing of this traveler way of life. And a part of that way of life is do everything cheap. Should we take a flight.... It only takes an hour to get to our destination, you have have to drive on unbelievably incomplete roads that ar nothing short of dirt trackers with craters in making for an uncomfortable ride. The land crossing visas ...
... to Hanoi a must do is drinking Bia Hoi, freshly brewed beer, with the locals which can be found on just about every street corner. Also, if you ever find yourself walking back to your guesthouse after dark and someone on a bike appears to be shouting '********' at you in a very strange, pigeon English accent, do not fret. We experienced this once or twice and they are only trying to sell you sweet corn, with the Vietnamese phrase for this sounding suspiciously like they are ...
... day and night for 3 days! Didn't stop us visiting the main sites, although it did stop us taking a trip to the magical halong bay. The weather has been that bad over the last few days the tour organisers cancelled all boats due to the wash out. I really wanted to visit this place with Lowra as I've been before and it's stunning. ..but as Lowra said "it's not meant to be". I think she should come back anyway one day and now she has an ...
... just don't do it justice, it was like something from a film.
From Dong Hoi we headed to further south to Hoi An. This was once a major port, but it's now main income is from tourism. It's very popular here and full of backpackers, which is nice as it is a little easier what with many of the places meeting the needs of those travelling. There are several beaches here and it has been really nice to hire bikes and cycle past the rice paddy fields down to ...
... to Hanoi. When we got back to the hostel, we got our rooms sorted and got changed before having to say goodbye to Andy and Gijs, as they were heading southward to Hué. At about 19:00 the three of us, along with Sarah, Koen and Cora decided to go to the cinema to finally watch 'The ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHanoi Topaz hotel
We loved our stay in Hanoi Topaz Hotel.
Nothing was too much trouble. Staff spoke good English.
Rooms good value, clean and always well serviced each day.
You really couldn't expect better for a budget hotel so ideally placed in the old quarter.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.