We flew Air France from Bangkok to Hanoi

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Air France flight 172 from Bangkok to Hanoi appeared to be an extension of a flight from Europe to South East Asia. Most of the passengers remaining aboard looked pretty thrashed.  We boarded around 1:00 pm and landed in Hanoi a few hours later.  Our bags arrived with no problems.

However, we did encounter a problem with our taxi from the airport to our hotel in Hanoi. Hanoi airport authorities sell taxi fare tickets for about $5.00 US. our taxi driver scammed us by driving us to the wrong hotel then taking off. We were given the choice of either staying in that hotel which was in on the scam or of paying another driver USD$5.00 to drive us to the correct one. We chose the second option and resolved to be much more suspicous of Hanoi taxi drivers in the future.

If we were unhappy about Hanoi taxi drivers, we were extremely pleased with our hotel and its staff. We had booked our hotel on the internet months before our trip not really knowing what to expect when we arrived.                                                                                                                                      .


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