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Hanoi is just as beautiful as ever. This time I am staying in the Old Quarter, which is busy and busting with motorbikes of course, Vietnam is the same everywhere you go. Unlike the South the people in the North like to dress sharp and things are more expensive and we have moved from the local currency to everything being priced up in US dollars, no real surprise there!!!! This time I am going to make sure, that I use up all the local currency, after having problems at the airport the last time in Hanoi and them wanting US dollars only. Hence my return within less than a year.

Anyway the usual cyclo tour had to be done, cheapest and easiest way to get to know a place and see what it has to offer, you must have that drummed in by now..... Ok the evening was mapped out in advance with a Water Puppet show followed by dinner, all nice and straight forward finishing off with a few beers in the backpacking area..... sitting on a dusty street corner, drinking cheap larger and watchinig the world go by. Backpackers paradise.........

Good thing about Hanoi is that shopping is easy, given they have streets for everything, shoe street, bag/suitcase street, chemist street, toy street what a brillant idea, surprises me that it is not the same in a lot more destinations around the world.

We are slowly coming to the end of the Vietnam Experience tour, next stop Ha Long Bay... one of the seven wonders of the world... just amazing... loved it so much last year, lets hope the sun is shining this year, so I get to take some amazing pictures....

Posted by djAsia2010 03:07 Archived in Vietnam

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