We are staying in the Hanoi Gecko Hotel in the heart of the city near Hoan Bien Lake. Small hotels, hostels surround the area and vendors, restaurant owners live and work on the street. Everything you have ever seen or heard about this city is true...then multiply it by ten and you are almost there.
|Hanoi at night taken from restaurant balcony where we ate.|
|View from our bedroom window|
|Hotel Gecko is down this small ally|
We will shop today and then board a train this evening for an overnight train ride to Sa Pa. More tomorrow (I hope).
Note: The internet is free fast and does not appear to be firewalled to the max!