Comeback Hanoi

Back in Hanoi we picked up our airline tickets for DaNang, had breakfast on the Hoan Kiem Lake, and watched all the locals work out and do aerobics (they are really ‘fit’ here!). Later we got involved chasing after the ‘baguette police’ after somehow we were put in charge of watching a woman’s basket of baguettes and rolls while she got us a few coffees, Ayyy… this man in a big truck saw what we were doing and took them away.

Comeback Hanoi

We were torn between just running away or waiting for the woman. She turned up a short while later with delicious coffee and we explained what happened, a man who spoke better English told us if we didn’t help her she would not get her basket of rolls back. Eventually the woman did get them back, we had to go with her to the police kiosk…but I guess its illegal to sell them around the lake.

Comeback Hanoi

We toured the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s principal Confucian sanctuary and its historical center of learning. The temple is one of the few remnants of Thang Long, the Ly kings original eleventh century city and consists of 5 courtyards, modelled after Confucius’s birthplace in Qufu, China. I am glad I got to see it, it was quiet and pretty there and for a brief second I forgot I was in Hanoi. After a crazy ride to the airport (I don’t even want to talk about it) we flew to Da Nang where we got a taxi to Hoi An, recognized as yet another UNESCO world cultural heritage site.

Juliet-russel (From United States)

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