We had breakfast up on the 12 floor – I had some Chicken Pho – pronounced “Fho”.
All was good, but after breakfast felt a bit of a funny belly coming on – so we had a quiet morning in the hotel – just in case! Toilets in Hanoi – well no.
I took some of my Tech Un ‘Chi-Kit’ pills which seem to help me a lot - http://www.sindebudi.com/english/pil-chikit.htm
We decided to venture out and see the shopping areas around the Old Quarter – It did not take long before people wanted to sell us things – like the lady selling bananas.
Pam and the bananas – you are suppose to buy after this – but we did not.
This is how one takes a mirror home from the shop
We basically just wandered around the streets as you really do not know where you are. Things didn’t change very much – still the same types of shops everywhere, lot of little food shops that you would not eat in. All quite dirty, mostly selling junky stuff that looks like it has been there for years. We found as we moved around different streets sold similar things, like metal food cabinets, or range hoods, or art, or shoes or music.
A local music shop somewhere along the path we took around the streets.
Pam will be happy when we move on from here as the traffic is too chaotic for here. For me as well but not so much.
So we managed to find the lake again and walked around the part we has not been to yet. We found a little restaurant at one end and went inside for a beer and pam got a pastry – quite nice not too sweet.
The beer is very good here – we have yet to try the 1 day old beer (they do not sell it in this type of place)– looks pretty light from what I have seen but the bottled beer is good. Wei would like it.
The restaurant was nicely decorated inside (although everyone was outside) and our view was nice. Beer was 35,000 VND and Pastry was 30,000 VND.