Back In Ha Noi
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November 29th, 2008 – by: jaeWALK
Since I was up already that early, I decided that it would be the perfect time to watch Ha Noi wake up as well.
I so much wanted to catch up on sleep, but at the back of my mind - there's no time to waste at the hotel. I headed to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum once again just to get shots there since I missed out on that during the city tour. While I was taking a self-portrait, this local girl approached me and said "Can I help me?" I was perplexed.
One thing I noticed about the Vietnamese is that they are such warm and friendly people... and very helpful too. That's why even with the language barrier, there's no reason to be worried about getting around by yourself. There's always someone who will help you along the way be it fellow travelers or locals. The Vietnamese are very good at that. I'm just in love with the Vietnamese people. I really think they are very good and lovely people.
I also did a second visit to the Temple of Literature which was quite more pleasant since there were not a lot of people when I got there. By lunch time I discovered this really good sidewalk eatery just a few steps away from the hotel. I got so curious about what the guy was BBQing, that I had to try it! Man, that lunch was the best lunch I've had in Hanoi!
After freshening up and a little rest at the hotel (my feet were really killing me by this time). I went out again, this time to watch the Sunset by the lake. As the city started to turn on it's lights, I then went on to position myself at KFC's Alfresco overlooking the lake. Sweet!
By early evening I was dead-tired already that I got to sleep well in my little hotel room. zzzzzzz....
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