Vietnam 2017: Hanoi (Hà Nội)

July 21.

Before getting on the plane, we ate something at a fast food place and at 1:40 p.m. we took off for Hanoi. The tremendously bustling capital of the country.

Around 3 in the afternoon we landed in Hanoi. Something that I really liked about Vietnam airports in terms of security is that, when you pick up your bags and before leaving, they check that your luggage is with the tags. It happened to us in all three airports.

We took bus number 86 and it cost us 30,000VND (1.17€) and it took a little over an hour to get to the train station where we got off. Very close we had the hotel.

The hotel we chose was the Hanoi Larosa hotel, a three-star hotel with breakfast that cost us €34 per night. The truth is that compared to the rest of the hotels we stayed in in Vietnam, this one seemed shabby, but it wasn’t. It is very simple but… clean…. half.

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When we arrived, the receptionist could not find the reservation. After a while she gave us the room. On the 10th floor, which was nice to avoid the noise of the city. When we entered… it wasn’t dirt but it was very dusty and in the bathroom there were many dead mosquitoes. She gave the impression that it hadn’t been used in quite some time and she assigned it to us not finding our reservation. I mentioned it to my travel agent and he reported it to the hotel management. After a while, the director appeared very concerned and he told us what he could do for us. As we were going to go out for a walk, we told him that if they cleaned the room thoroughly it would be fine.

We went out for a walk as our first contact and after dinner when we returned, the room was spotless. You could even eat in the toilet. In addition, he had left us as a gift a huge tray of rambutans that were very good.

During the walk we took the opportunity to have dinner. We did it at a place called Nét Huế which was delicious and very cheap.

We went to bed early very tired. I had to get up early again.

July 22.

Today it’s time to visit the city. From the hotel we take a hot and humid walk towards the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and for this it is best to get up early and be there very early.

Admission is free and access controls are very, very strict. Access in shorts or miniskirts is not allowed and taking photos is strictly prohibited.

We arrived at the entrance and the queue was kilometers long. So we get into it. Along the way you will find places that will offer you to queue in exchange for some money, but do not bite.

For the massive amount of people there was, the truth is that the queue goes relatively quickly. We arrive at the first checkpoint and there you must leave your backpack and bags, but for now they let you pass the camera. A bit further on you come to a second checkpoint where they confiscate your camera so you can’t enter it into the mausoleum.

From there, a new queue starts, which, luckily, has an awning as a corridor so that the sun does not hit you. Security is very strong so you better not risk taking photos with your phone if you have decided to put it in your pocket.

After a while we entered the enclosure where it was extremely cold, we suppose that for the preservation of Uncle Ho’s body. We enter and when we reach body height, we do like the locals, a small bow as a way of paying our respects. Wherever you go, do what you see.

The truth is that it has a great impact, that little body so small and so little for the most important character in the history of a country.

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In five minutes you are on the street but it is worth the visit. Once out of the mausoleum we went to the camera and the bags and headed to the Presidential Palace.

The Hanoi Presidential Palace is the residence and workplace of the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The building is located on the Presidential Palace campus, near the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ba Dinh Square. This is also the place where the heads of state or government welcome the official visit to Vietnam.

Constructed between 1901 and 1906, the building is one of the largest built by the French in Indochina.

The interior of the building cannot be visited, but the nearby home of Ho Chi Minh can. It is a small wooden house built in front of the presidential palace building, which he had Uncle Ho build as he thought he was not cut out to live in a big palace.

The entrance costs 40,000VND (1.55€ – $1.74) and you walk around in line with thousands of people. It is the least curious.

As soon as we left the premises we ran into a huge billboard that marked 34ºc and 96% humidity… that was to die for, but we continued on our way.

We approach the nearby One Pillar Pagoda. It was built by King Ly Thai Tong in 1049. In 1954 the French army dynamited the pagoda before leaving the city and it was later rebuilt in 1955.

It is a small temple in the center of a pond inside which is a statue of the Buddha Guan Yin. We walk through the temple where the pagoda is located and the truth is that the interior is spectacular and there are considerably fewer people.

Next to the pagoda is the Ho Chi Minh Museum (Bảo Tàng Hồ Chí Minh). It is one of the largest museums in Vietnam, focusing mainly on exhibiting artifacts and documents about the life and work of Ho Chi Minh.

What we did was approach the spectacular Temple of Literature (Văn Miếu – Quốc Tử Giám). It was built in 1070 during the second year of Than Vu’s reign and is considered to be the first university in Vietnam.

The price is 30,000VND (€1.15 – $1.31) and the visit is quite entertaining. The Enclosure consists of five patios. In the third there is a pond that was closed for works and in the fourth there are some huge tiles on sculptures in the shape of turtles in which the names of the 2313 students who have managed to finish their studies here in the 700 years of university history. Although really only 82 of the original 116 tiles are preserved. By the way, turtles in Vietnam symbolize longevity.

In the fifth courtyard is where the imperial academy is located. Over the years it was expanded, adding the Minh Luân house, rooms, warehouses and bedrooms. In 1946 this courtyard was destroyed by the French and it was not restored until the year 2000.

The rear building has two floors. On the ground floor there is a statue of Chu Văn An, the rector of the academy, and it displays exhibitions from the temple and the academy with a display on Confucian education in Vietnam.

The second floor is dedicated to the three monarchs who contributed the most to the foundation of the temple and the academy: Lý Thánh Tông, Lý Nhân Tông and Lê Thánh Tông.

On the sides of the building there are two small constructions that contain a bell and a drum.

Leaving the temple we went to the hotel to take a well-deserved shower to cool off from the tremendous humid heat of Hanoi.

After the shower we went for a walk around the Hoàn Kiếm Lake. On the way we stopped to eat at a Korean chicken restaurant called Don Chicken. We had seen it several times when passing by it caught our attention, apart from the fact that it had air conditioning, the symbol was a kind of Don Quixote on the back of a chicken. The food was very good but quite expensive for Vietnam. Two plates of different types of chicken with French fries and a salad: 392,000VND (€15 – $17).

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Hoàn Kiếm Lake (Hồ Hoàn Kiếm) is a natural freshwater lake located in central Hanoi. The name of Hoan Kiem appeared in the early fifteenth century associated with the legend of Emperor Lê Lợi. According to legend, Emperor Lê Lợi was near the lake, devising a plan to overthrow the invading Ming dynasty of China. A large turtle (symbol of longevity in Vietnam) approached with a sword with magical powers in its mouth called Thuận Thiên (heavenly will). This weapon was capable of increasing the strength and dexterity of its bearer, a force equivalent to 1000 men. The emperor with the sword that delivered the turtle, managed to defeat the Chinese invader (Ming dynasty). After winning, Emperor Lê Lợi returned the sword to the turtle and it disappeared.

After winning the battle, Emperor Lê Lợi had the pagoda built, to honor the tortoise. Inside the pagoda, this tortoise is mummified and preserved for posterity.

Inside the lake is the Turtle Tower (Tháp Rùa), built between 1884 and 1886. This place used to be the burial place of the wife of a French general. The tower cannot be visited but it is quite a curious element to see.

That day the streets around the lake were closed to traffic and there were many people walking and playing traditional games. I don’t know if they will do it every weekend or just that day. The truth is that it was very entertaining.

There were a few kids there playing a game that consisted of passing a tiny ball with their feet without it touching the ground. They called me and invited me to play… fat western guy… They didn’t expect me to do so well… I don’t think I gave a single one. But we had a few laughs.

After a stroll around the lake, we set out to enter the Đền Ngọc Sơn temple that is located inside the lake. To get there you have to cross the bridge (Huc Cầu Thê Húc) built by the famous artist Nguyen Van Sieu in 1865. The name of the bridge means “the place where the morning sun rises”.

Admission is free but dress politely. Before crossing the bridge, my partner was given a somewhat tight and slightly sweaty robe because his shoulders were uncovered. The truth is that it was quite disgusting.

The current temple is located on Jade Island and was built in the 19th century to worship a military hero named Van Xuong De Quan. Today he is a god worshiped by both the people and the Taoists as the god of public affairs and the fortune of the monks.

The characters are worshiped at the temple in addition to Van Xuong De Quan, La Dong Tan, Quan Van Truong, Tran Hung Dao and worship Amitabha Buddha. This shows the conception of the Tri-religionism of the Vietnamese people.

In the temple, the stuffed turtle exhibited in a room stands out, supposedly the one that gave the sword to Emperor Lê Lợi and the spectacular main altar.

Leaving the pagoda, we take a moment to rest. We went into a cafeteria called Hello and had a fruit juice and an egg coffee, a very typical Vietnamese coffee with an egg. It was exquisite but it was very, very expensive. A coffee, a juice and a bottle of water 192,500VND (€7.40 – $8.38), more or less the same as a meal.

We continue walking around the lake passing by the building of the municipal popular committee, the Lý Thái garden (hoa Lý Thái Tổ) until we reach the monument to King Lý Thái.

From here we went for a walk around the city until we reached the Cathedral of Saint Joseph of Hanoi (Nhà Thờ Lớn Hà Nội). Built in 1886 by the French, it is known as the little Notre Dame and is the oldest in Hanoi.

In the square there was a couple doing the wedding report. They would not be the last we would see.

Walking we reached Ba Dinh Square. It is the largest square in all of Vietnam and is where Uncle Ho’s mausoleum is located. From this square, in 1945, Ho Chi Minh, president of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of North Vietnam, read the copy of the declaration of independence that gave rise to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

While we waited at 9 pm for the flag-lowering ceremony, we were there resting. In the square there were many people walking and hanging out. We were the only Westerners around. In this, a group of three kids in their 20s who wanted to take a picture with us approached. To freak out, so we took advantage and we also got out with them.

In this that begins to cloud… As soon as the descent of the flag begins to rain buckets so it’s time to run. A family joined us under umbrellas while a relative went for the car. And more photos to the good samaritans. They got into their car and we got into a taxi.

We had dinner in a small place run by a lady near the hotel and went to rest because a hard day awaited us.

July 23.

Today is a good excursion: Tam Cốc-Bích Động. Known as the Hạ Long on land.

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At 8:30 a minibus came to pick us up. The guide whose name in Vietnamese I don’t remember, she told us to call her Smiley. The truth is that she was very nice.

We leave in the direction of the ancient capital of Hoa Lư. Along the way, Smiley told us about what we were going to see and curious facts about Vietnam.

About an hour later, halfway, we stopped at a kind of service area to rest. There were souvenirs, drawing sheets (some very cool) and a cafeteria. A visit to the bathroom and an exquisite Vietnamese coffee and we continue on our way.

About an hour later we reached the old capital. As soon as we got off the bus we were assaulted by a group of women offering us fruit and Vietnamese hats. All for $1. Since we intended to take a couple of souvenir hats with us, we asked Smiley if it was a good price. He told us that, logically, they were charging us more than a local, but that in Hanoi it would cost us $4 or $5 and, furthermore, this was his main source of income. So we decided to buy them here.

As soon as we reached the entrance bridge of the enclosure, we knew that it was going to be an impressive visit.

The ancient capital of Hoa Lư is a unique architectural complex in Ninh Binh province, it has been recognized by UNESCO as one of the four core areas of the Trang An World Heritage Site. It is also classified by the state as an extremely important national historic and architectural complex.

With a history of more than 1000 years, Hoa Lư has experienced many ups and downs, a place to preserve historical relics throughout the centuries and become a historical test for Vietnam.

The citadel is impressive and is nestled in a spectacular mountainous and jungle setting.

When the visit was over, we got back on the bus and he took us to a restaurant to eat. The site was a huge room in which there were many excursions. It was a large all you can eat buffet with millions of different dishes. Needless to say, we ate to bursting.

After lunch we set off for Tam Cốc. We arrive at the place from which the boats leave and we start to queue. Those who carried the boats were all women of quite advanced age. When she touches us, the woman gets scared and she doesn’t want to take us because we were big and fat. In the end Smiley convinces him and we set off. Now, he spent the whole way huffing and puffing.

A curiosity is that these ladies handle the oars with their feet. Amazing.

Despite the huffing and puffing, the tour was a blast. The landscape is really spectacular. Mountains, jungle and caves. From time to time a boat passed by like a candy kiosk selling soft drinks, chips and things like that.

On the way back, we left the ungrateful lady a good tip and went with the guide to a restaurant just across the street. We got some soft drinks and got busy with the next point of the excursion. A small bike ride around.

After more spectacular scenery, we left the bikes and were picked up by the bus to take us back to Hanoi. The bus drops us where it picked us up, we give Smiley a good tip and head to the hotel. We take a shower and we go to eat something near the hotel. After eating we go to rest because tomorrow was going to be another hard day.

July 24.

Again early. At 8.30 in the morning they pick us up again at the same point the day before. This time we were going to know the guide as Handsome. The handsome kid had little and was so bland that while he was giving us information I fell asleep on the bus.

Today’s destination is the Perfume Pagoda (Chùa Hương). As the journey was shorter than yesterday, we went directly.

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It took us about an hour and a half to get to the point from which the boats left. The boats this time were bigger and we were 5 people.

The boat trip lasts about an hour in which a spectacular landscape is observed, surrounded by jungle, mountains and lotus flowers, apart from a temple on top of a peak.

We arrived at the partially flooded jetty due to the high level of the river and started to climb stairs.

The perfume pagoda is a gigantic Buddhist complex of about 70 temples (although it is said that it once had more than 1,000) and pilgrimage center built in the Hương Tích Mountains. It is also one of the main centers of celebrations of Mahāyāna Buddhism.

The main pilgrimage is during the Scented Pagoda Festival when hundreds of pilgrims come to the place, especially to the Hương Tích Cave. It is also the longest festival in Vietnam that starts on February 15 and ends towards the end of March, although it follows the lunar calendar, for which it has annual variations. The festival is also seen as a good opportunity for young people to seek a partner and start courtships with a view to marriage.

The first stop point is the Thiên Trù temple (Chùa Thiên Trù). Built from the reign of King Le Thanh Tong (1460-1497). its name means “heaven’s kitchen”. Already the access door is spectacular.

We entered a large courtyard with several flights of stairs with handrails in the shape of dragons and a multi-story pagoda in the center.

The main altar is spectacular, with a multitude of offerings donated by the faithful Vietnamese. What most catches our attention on the altars of Vietnamese temples is a citrus fruit with a shape like fingers that is very curious.

On leaving the temple, we ate at one of the restaurants on the premises called Nhà hàng Mai Lâm. It was included in the price of the excursion and consisted of gradually taking out dishes to share among several. Everything was very tasty and we ended up full.

After lunch, it was time to go up to the main temple of the excursion: the Chùa Hương cave. To get to it you could walk up about 4 km of stairs, or take the cable car (not included in the excursion). Except for two people, we all went up by cable car. 4 km of stairs with such humid heat your aunt was going to climb them.

We went up in small gondola lifts four by four. The journey does not take long but it is spectacular.

At the exit of the cable car we find a viewpoint to continue admiring the impressive views.

At about 200 meters we find the entrance to the cave enclosure. A small stone door followed by infinite stairs (120 steps) that get lost in the middle of the jungle. While I was taking photos, Sara beat me to it and when she was reaching the corner of the first flight of stairs she says to me: This is impressive. When I reach his height… I don’t know if it’s impressive, it’s indescribable.

In the cave there is an inscription engraved on the rock dating from the year 1700 that says: the most beautiful cave under the southeastern sky.

Popular beliefs lead many couples who still do not have children to this place to pray for the birth of their firstborn.

A curious fact about the entrance to the Perfume cave is that said entrance is said that to find the way to heaven, you have to go down the road to hell, in reference to the stone steps and the suggestive shapes of the entrance of the cave.

If you visit it, know that it is cold inside the cave. It is advisable to wear a sweatshirt as the change in temperature between inside and outside is brutal.

After the cave we returned to the cable car and the boat to return to Hanoi. We left the driver a good tip and the bus.

Along the way we freaked out for a bit. We passed through a town in which absolutely all the businesses on both sides were shoe stores, and it was a very long journey. The entrance to Hanoi was hellish, a hell of a lot of traffic. To make our day a little brighter, as we passed the roundabout in front of the Hanoi Opera House, there were about a thousand couples taking a group photo, dressed in their wedding attire. Impressive.

We took a shower and had dinner at a nearby place called Cơm niêu singapore. From here we went for a short walk around the lake but short because tomorrow the crown jewel of the trip would arrive and we had to get up very early: Hạ Long Bay.

Returning to the hotel we were able to observe something very “typical” of Hanoi. In one of the nearby streets they were closing the street because the train was going to pass. Yes, they cut the streets to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The best thing of all is when they open the barriers and all the motorcycles that had been waiting… stupid the last one. Curious to see even entire families of 4 people traveling on a single motorcycle.

July 25.

Today super early. At 6:30 a.m., they got up to pick us up at the hotel around 7:30 a.m. We pick up, shower and reception. While there the phone rings at reception. They were from the agency, which due to a typhoon postponed the cruise until the next day. We can not believe it ourselves. It is impossible for us because the next day we return to Spain.

Well there we are. 7 in the morning, with all the bags and no hotel to spend the night. At least they tell us from the agency that we spend that they return the money.

Well, since we had dogs, we decided to spend the night at the Pan Pacific Hotel, a great 5-star luxury hotel for a whopping €72 ($76) a night, without breakfast because it was €23 ($24.25) more. For €4 we have a feast in the street.

Well, nothing, we take a taxi and go from one hotel to another. As soon as you arrive, you notice the difference. You get out of the taxi and the bellboy grabs the bags and takes her away. I have never seen such a big hall in my life. There they offer us fresh water with their cucumber or lemon.

We went up to the room in the outside elevator with incredible views of Hồ Tây Lake and Tran Quoc Pagoda.

View from the elevator.

The room was huge with a gigantic bed and a bathtub… Well, in view of the improvised plan and since it was getting late, we went for a walk around the city.

We head towards the center passing through the Vườn Hoa Hàng Đậu gardens, where there is a monument in the center dedicated to the heroes of the war, with a very Soviet aesthetic. Next to the gardens is the Bốt Nước Hàng Đậu water reservoir, built by the French in 1894, being the oldest water reservoir in the city.

We continue walking and arrive at the Cầu Long Biên Bridge. Built by the French between 1898 and 1902, it was originally called the Doumer Bridge, after the Governor General of Indochina Paul Doumer. Cầu Long Biên crosses the Red River and connects Hoàn Kiếm district with Long Biên district and was once the longest bridge in all of Vietnam.

It was so hot that the truth is that we did not really want to cross it, so we continued walking through the Old Quarter. We arrive at the market of Đồng Xuân (Chợ Đồng Xuân). There we bought some souvenirs and Vietnamese coffee. We bought the coffee at a stall owned by an older lady who had been recommended to us. We haggled with her for a long time. In the end, we couldn’t get below 100,000VND (€4) for each 500gr pack. We bought 6 packs. The lady was literally jumping for joy.

When we were about to leave, the biggest waterspout I had ever seen fell from the sky. So big that we even recorded a video.

Well loaded with coffee, we took a taxi and went to the hotel. We ate at a nearby place and decided to spend the afternoon lounging by the hotel pool and taking a nap.

While there it crossed our minds to cancel the last night in the other hotel and stay in this one, but they already charged us for the whole night so we put that idea out of our minds.

After the well-deserved rest, we went walking to dinner towards the center to a place that had been recommended to us.

After dinner, we went back to the hotel. We went up to the skybar to have a drink. the views from the terrace were amazing. In addition, almost all the time there was a thunderstorm that constantly lit up the sky. After the drink to bed, with the exception that the next day, we were not going to get up super early.

July 26.

We got up at a reasonable hour and got ready to see several little things that I had put in my guide to see if we had time. The first was the Trấn Quốc Pagoda (Chùa Trấn Quốc).

The pagoda is located on an island to the east of Lake Hồ Tây and is almost 1,500 years old, making it the oldest in Hanoi. It was the Buddhist center of the Thang Long citadel in the Ly and Tran dynasties. With historical and architectural values, Tran Quoc Pagoda is famous as a holy Buddha site, attracting many Buddhists, visitors and tourists from outside Vietnam.

While there we fell into one thing, and that is that, when we canceled the cruise, we had a few million dongs that we couldn’t spend so we had to exchange them for euros.

We take a walk around the temple, we pick up our things again to move to the shabby hotel that we had contracted with great pity. We left our things at the hotel and went to a nearby bank office to change the dongs we had left over. There they told us that they did not give euros, that if we wanted they would give us dongs. Well, it will be no. We went through a couple more banks and nothing. In this we went through an HSBC and we thought that, being an international bank, maybe we were lucky. Well no.

We went into a Highlands cafe next door and started looking online. It turns out that since the dong is not listed on the stock market, all the foreign currency that enters, especially dollars and euros, is kept to be able to trade, so it was an impossible mission. And best of all, you can’t take dongs out of the country either. Well, use a surplus of about 7 million! Almost €300 ($316).

So we decided to get in touch via email with the agency with which we had contracted the cruise, to see if they knew what we could do. Almost immediately they told us to stop by the office that afternoon.

Calmer now, we went to eat at a place where we had already eaten another day, it’s called Nét Huế.

After eating we went for a quiet and warm walk through the Old Quarter towards the Hoàn Kiếm Lake. This afternoon we decided to see the famous water puppet theater.

We entered the session at 3 in the afternoon. Admission costs 100,000VND (€4 – $4.20). Upon entering you have programs in several languages, including Spanish. We sit down and it starts on time.

The show consists of puppets acting out Vietnamese folk tales about a small pond. With the guide you can follow the stories but what is really spectacular is the music. It’s live and it’s performed by traditional instruments and there is one in particular that I haven’t seen again, which was played by a girl who was amazing. He was very cool.

After the puppets, we went for a walk to the travel agency. Along the way we met some guys with the same problem who offered us dongs in exchange for dollars. It will be no. We arrive at the agency and the boy accompanies us to a nearby place, obviously from the black market, where they exchange our dongs for euros, moreover, at a very, very good price.

Already with fresh euros in our pocket, we go to the hotel to rest a bit and leave the money well kept.

After the break, we go in search of a place to have dinner in the Old Quarter. With a full belly, we got ready to take a taxi back to the hotel. Then something happened to us that the guides and forums warned about. The first taxi we took that was not one of the two recommended companies… PAM! scam us. He charges us €5 for a €2 ride. Despite not being a large number, it gives you a lot of courage to be deceived in this way. But in the end, these are things that happen. So you always have to take taxis from one of the two recommended companies.

July 27.

The last day in Vietnam arrives. We eat the hotel buffet and go for a walk towards the Imperial City of Thăng Long (Hoàng Thành Thăng Long).

Nearby is the Lenin Park, in which there is a monument to the Russian revolutionary.

Nearby is the entrance to Hoàng Thành Thăng Long. The entrance overlooks a gigantic esplanade where the visitor center is located and to one side, several military planes and helicopters on display.

Hoàng Thành Thăng Long is a relic complex associated with the history of the capital of Thang Long – Dong Kinh and Hanoi province from the pre-Thang Long period (An Nam invaded in the 7th century) to the Dinh – Tien period. Le, flourishing under the Ly, Tran, Le, and Hanoi dynasties under the Nguyen dynasty. This is a great architectural work, built by kings during many historical periods and becoming one of the most important monuments in the Vietnamese monument system.

We bought our ticket for 30,000VND (1.20€ – $1.30) and headed towards the gate of the citadel known as Cổng Đoan Môn. It is the gate that leads to the Kinh Thien Palace.

From the top floor of the door we can see a good view of the esplanade and the flag tower. The flag tower is a relic built in 1812 under the reign of King Gia Long.

On the other side of the gate, we find the Kinh Thien Palace, which is the central monument and main nucleus of all the historical sites of the Hanoi citadel.

Here there is a small exhibition room where some relics and photos of the excavations of the citadel are exposed, which also has air conditioning.

Behind the palace, in the gardens is the D67 house, which came to be an office of the Ministry of Defense during the Vietnam War.

Leaving through a side door, there is the entrance to the Khu Di tích Hoàng Thành archaeological park, which can also be visited.

Next to the archaeological park is the national monument. From the outside it looked spectacular. Well, let’s go inside, when we were about to cross the door, a soldier came out screaming like a man possessed. We assumed that it was not visitable. A shame, so we settle for seeing it from the outside.

Already a little tired we went to eat. We ate again at Do Chicken, which was very good, and we took a walk around the center and returned to the hotel for our things.

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At 10:20 p.m., the Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul left on time, where we arrived at 4:40 a.m. At 8.45 we had the flight to Bilbao, but when we got off the plane, it was chaos. Something had to happen because all the flights were delayed. About an hour and a half later we finally left.

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Review of the trip.

These two weeks traveling through Vietnam I can say that it has very very good things, such as the impressive landscapes, its wonderful pagodas and temples, its bustling neighborhoods with the almost charming chaos of motorcycles, the best coffee I’ve ever tasted and the almost ridiculous prices. Also its bad things like the bad luck we have had for various reasons such as several visits to the hospital and cancellation of excursions due to the weather, among others; or the constant burden of the great humidity. I make a positive assessment of the trip and recommend your visit, but it is the first trip I have made in which, frankly, I am looking forward to getting home.

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