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.
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.
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