Hanoi Topaz hotel
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Hanoi - the place rich in history and colourful cuisine
I knew Hanoi was going to offer us an array of delights, from food, to historical monuments, to shopping, to culture. The richness is in the colour, the propaganda which still bellows out of the speakers located on streets every morning at 8 am, to the way Vietnamese think and act.< …
... talking to people is that there is a huge generational gap over here, people born in the 1980s and onwards leading very different lifestyles, equipped as every young person seems to be with mobile internet and mopeds.
At Lily's cousins' we dined on tofu, omelet, watermelon (much sweeter over here compared to the watery, flavourless ones you get in the UK), taro and morning glory soup, potatoes and boiled bamboo shoots with coriander (mui tau), accompanied by the ...
... in their environment. In ancient times, these impromptu shows were performed in the ponds and flooded rice paddies. The stories have ties to rural life and Vietnamese folklore. The music includes vocals, bamboo flutes, wooden bells, cymbals, horns, drums, and gongs and usually always has a bit of humour mixed in.
He told us that once it left the rice paddies and ponds, for a short time it began being performed for only men in the royal ...
... style temple built on an island in the middle, so Hanoi has obviously had a lot of input from various cultures and countries to make up what it is now! While sat by the lake a young Vietnamese girl came up and asked if she could sit next to me, of course I said yes. She started chatting immediately in broken English so I think she just wanted to practice! She complimented me on my 'lovely white skin', although I didn't appreciate it as a compliment because I've been working ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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.
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