Trip Start Sep 05, 2010
360Trip End Aug 21, 2011
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Breakfast in the Tamarind Café was delicious – homemade banana muffin and lemon lassi for Mikey and my favourite muesli, fruit and yogurt. Tour guide Mikey had planned a strict sight-seeing itinerary for the day, which started with Dong Xuan Market. It was a refreshingly hassle-free place, and we had great fun looking at the obscene amounts of tat on sale and bargaining for 2 pairs of sunglasses each; Dior and Armani for the beach, Oakleys for the bikes.
Getting around town on the moped was brilliant fun, and I spent most of the time taking photos of mad things on shops and/or on other bikes
Decision made, we felt a lot better and after more bombing around town enjoying not pedalling we had cocktails before another delicious meal at ‘Five’ restaurant. The water puppets show at 9.15 was hilarious and incredible. Accompanied by a live orchestra playing some really unusual instruments, the puppets were well worth the £2 entrance fee, definitely something never seen before.
At the end of the day, we both agreed Hanoi was a brilliant city, and we could happily have spent longer there. I like that there’s loads to do in such a small radius, and they’re all things that don’t take too long, and therefore don't get boring!