TripAdvisor Reviews Kinh Ly Hanoi
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... on tiny blue stools and drinking from kegs. Families gather during this time as well and kids love running through these streets. It's very bizarre. The streets are blocked off since traffic can be crazy and motorcycles are placed with old ladies selling mints and tissues, people selling cotton candy and balloons and other vendors. The cops drive through at regular intervals and also promptly shut everything down at 12 so the people living on those streets have some ...
... have been better.
Outside the museum they had a little water puppet theatre - that was great - a fun and historically accurate theatre. Then a set of full scale traditional houses and burial huts to visit but with about 7 minutes total to see them - I could have spent an hour in those alone!
Off to an ok lunch and some good conversation with the other tour folks.
After lunch a trip to the Confucious school temple. This place ...
... further north.
Still it was a good walkand it took us to a different part of Hanoi.
At night,even though Sista wasn't hungry (she says this all the time before scoffing large amounts of food) we went to Porte d'annam a French Vietnamese fusion resto just across the road. Oh, a slight digression, when we came back from our futile search for B52 lake we called in at a small resto called Gecko whose signboard ...
... for breakfast. Jack and I enjoyed our pho, while we all loved the baked goods, including croissants and other pastries. The memory of the French is not a good one for the Vietnamese people, but I love the French influence on baking here.
We then jumped into a taxi to drive over to Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum. We were in a bit of a hurry, because the last entry is at 10:15 am. I couldn't determine why, but the site is only open until 11:00am. Considering ...
... to go here.
Walking makes hungry, so as recommended I tried a Banh My - a Vietnamese version of a Doner Kebap. I found this tiny place with a few seats, and ordered one. Fresh bread, chicken, salad and a spicy sauce. Oh yes, it was good. This is how I like to eat it back home (and once again shows how **** kebap is in the UK!!!). Great little meal if you are not too hungry.
I wanted to see one gate of the old city wall, but as usual took a wrong turn - but this time ...