A week in Hanoi and Halong Bay, Vietnam
|Streetlife in Hanoi, Vietnam in 1997|
The first time I was in Hanoi was in 1997, this was in 2008. As there were good promotions of Air Asia to fly to Hanoi we took the opportunity to go to Hanoi. Yes, Vietnam has changed in the past years, but the Old Quarter of Hanoi is still a very nice area to visit, with all the small streets and shops. Yes, it is busy but in a nice way (except for the risha-drivers then). In this colonial area of Hanoi are now many small guesthouse and the so called boutique hotels. I just searched internet, did choose a hotel and just walked in to see if it was nice. Well, it was very noisy so the next day we did find a much better hotel just around the corner. We did explorer the small streets with many small shops, restaurants and many motorbikes. I enjoyed the French heritage of desserts and salads. I hated the sounds of klaxons.
|Breakfast at the street|
|View from our Chinese Junk|
|Overnight at Halong Bay, Vietnam|
|View from our room at "Sunrise Resort"|