Sunday, 24 January 2016

Arrived in Hanoi

33 hours after leaving Prince Albert we arrived in Hanoi. All of the flights were good. Eva airlines were our flight carrier for the last two stops. 

We got through Vietnam security quicker than we ever imagined. We found the counter to get our visas immediately and we were second in line. 

We took a taxi cab to our hotel. Scooters and small motorcycles are the vehicle of choice and they utilize them well. Whole family's travel on one bike and wares/ supplies are transported the way. We saw bikes with a variety of items strapped to them, 14 boxes, ornamental trees, pig carcass, lumber, and even a bicycle to make a wider vehicle to allow rebar to be transported.

Temperature is only5°, much lower than typical at this time of year. Locals were starting small fires on the street to keep warm. 

Our hotel is the Hanoi Paradise Hotel. Right in the old section of Hanoi. At $30 a night it is a great find. 

We walked for a couple hours then found a great restaurant for supper. The sites are amazing. The traffic is crazy.

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