Holidaying in Hanoi (Final Part)

When we arrived Hanoi, we checked in back to Garden Land Hotel. This time, we have the family suite. The room is very spacious.
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We went for our dinner, followed by shopping around the streets while waiting for our Water Puppet Show at 9.15pm. We stopped over at a shoe store for quite long to customise our shoes. Finally, we proceed to watch the Water Puppet show. It was quite interesting actually. We thought it might disappoint. The show was full house. We were fortunate that the hotel manager managed to get the tickets for us.

After the show, we back to the hotel, to pack our stuff, getting ready to check out and depart for home. This trip was really refreshing. It was like Singapore in the 1920s-30s. It's very laid-back. To sum it all, crossing the roads in Hanoi is a great challenge, food is fantastically good and cheap and Halong Bay is very magnificent. Foods that you can buy back are Green Bean Cakes, Jacket Cashew Nuts and Fried Lotus Seeds. These are the only ones I know.

Dinner at City View Cafe
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Night view of the Hoan Kiem Lake from City View Cafe
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Shoe seller cum Cobbler- instant choose, instant fix, instant buy. She was very patient with us as we chose one design after another, one shoe base after another, mix and match. Adjust and adjust to fit. LOL.
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Water Puppet Theatre
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Live orchestra
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The Performers had to endure waist deep water at all shows.
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Across our hotel room
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At the airport
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Goodbye Hanoi!

4 comments:

Jo said...
December 6, 2010 at 8:15 PM

Hi Jane, nice write-up on Hanoi and glad that you enjoyed your trip. BTW your hotel looks really nice, better than the one I had stayed in.

Passionate About Baking said...
December 7, 2010 at 10:16 AM

Thanks Jo.
I enjoyed your photos and write-up on Hanoi too. Very informative. :)

Passionate About Baking said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Thanks Jo.
I enjoyed your photos and write-up on Hanoi too. Very informative. :)

Jo said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Hi Jane, nice write-up on Hanoi and glad that you enjoyed your trip. BTW your hotel looks really nice, better than the one I had stayed in.

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