Day 13 - Hanoi Vietnam

Trip Start Aug 22, 2012
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Trip End Dec 23, 2012


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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A looong lie in occured today in part due to going out until late last night and generally travels catching up on me. Following which we had planned to see the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh, unfortunately we found out it closed early and also he would be going to Russia for a couple months on Saturday to be...preserved I guess is the best word! Bit of a bumma as we had just booked onto a 3 day tour to Halong Bay.

We then went to a supermarket - very interesting haha! But I do find it quite interesting and really a good idea that they have bag lockers. So you only really take your purse in with you and they don't have to worry about theives.

After which we took a stroll around the lake and had a conversation with some Vietnamese students who are learning English. I think I was lucky speaking to a young kid who had rather good english, we spoke about F1, football and divorce in England/Vietnam weirdly enough!

Later we went to a Vietnamese restaurant which was recommended by one of the students as one of the best. Although typically shabby looking, it did serve great grilled fish with noodles and a yummy mango smoothie. Which means that Vietnam has hit the top spot so far for food on my travels. The street food snacks look and smell great too so I'll have to try them soon!
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