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Hanoi Again

Written on: Wednesday November 28th, 2007

A journal entry from: Around The World Without A Plane

Back to the Little Hanoi Hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, which is a great little hotel, complete with satellite TV showing movies in English (sometimes very badly dubbed in Vietnamese) and all the Premiership soccer. So setting my alarm for 2:45am I surprisingly woke up immediately, hit stand-by and was extremely happy to see the Liverpool - Porto game. Amongst Dave's protestations as to what I was doing putting the TV on in the middle of the night I stifled my cheers as Liverpool stuttered to a 4-1 victory.

Although not getting too much sleep we used our final day in Hanoi to explore the more cultural parts of the city, like the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh's former home, the One Pillar Pagoda and the B-52 memorial, which is the remains of a downed plane lying in a lake from the Viet Nam War.

Not a fan of the Asian cuisine before I came here, (my normal visit to the local Chinese take-away was always a portion of Sweet and Sour Chicken Balls) I am pleased to say my taste buds have broadened. Both the Chinese and Vietnamese food is sumptious, especially because of the different spices and sauces that they use in their cooking. And because it is so cheap we are eating out at a different restaurant for every meal. This travelling malarky is actually proving quite healthy for us.