Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter
21.01.2013 19 °C
WOke up this morning very early. It was a very long flight and it was wonderful to sleep in a comfy bed last night. A nice breakfast at the hotel and then off to do some exploring. After our second taxi ride we realized we had been converting dongs to dollars incorrectly and had given the drivers double. NO wonder they grinned so much!
We did a lot of walking today around Hoan Kiem lake and the old town. absolutely craziness with motorcycles, cars, bicycles and people. no stop signs and very few traffic lights, just go and honk lots. we had lunch on the sidewalk amid the chaos where you sit on a little plastic stool about eight inches off the ground.
LEo has been in heaven with all the photo ops
By early afternoon jet lag was catching up to us so a bit of a nap was in order. then a glass of wine at the bar by the lake. our hotel is right on west lake, right over it in fact
with the rooms on (concrete) stilts.
we were not quite as adventurous for dinner, staying at the hotel and having a wood fired pizza and vanilla gelato
we are both still a bit off from the long flight and hopefully a good nights sleep will fix that
HAnohi is pretty smoggy but it is not a brown smog, rather a whitish haze