Vietnam ( part 3)

The story of our trip in Vietnam continues  here…

On day 3 and 4  we had more time to explore Hanoi. It was very interesting to observe the lifestyle of people living in that big city.  6,936,900 million in 2014.  We had a lesson how to cross the busy streets and be confident we would not be crushed by a scooter or two. “Just start walking ( no running)  and don’t stop in the middle of the street” said  our guide, Tam.

We saw little restaurants set up by the side of the street. They cook outside and people eat on small plastic chairs. Do you think it is comfortable ?

We saw some colorful display of fruits.

That evening, we ate in  a restaurant and tasted local food. Our Vietnamese guide ordered for us. We liked the food.

Before we left Hanoi, we enjoyed a ride on a cyclo. The cyclo is a three-wheel bicycle taxi that appeared in Vietnam during the French colonial period.  Everybody in our group had there own  “driver” , he cycles behind us.  They were happy to work for us.  It was a  fun ride and I could take lots of photos. Have you had a chance to try it ?

We visited  the HCM Mausoleum. Strict rules apply to visit. We cannot take photos, cannot bring a purse inside this building.

We also saw the Presidential Palace and the Temple of Litterature.

For lunch , we had a Pho soup. It was very good.

You add bean sprouts , lime juice, and herbs. They are made with chicken or beef broth.

And then we went to the airport to catch a flight to  Hue where we would start our cycling tour. It will be the story of my next post.

Thanks for reading.



5 thoughts on “Vietnam ( part 3)

  1. This post made me hungry. So much good looking food! I wanted to try the greens, and the soup.
    The presidential palace is gorgeous, and your photo is very beautiful, with that enormous tree framing it.
    As for the tiny plastic chairs… it would have been comfortable enough when I was younger, but not now!

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