Walking to the Beat in Hanoi – West Lake and New Places to See

Today was a longer walk that was really not intentional. I had set out to confirm an all day tour for Monday but the steps took over. Turn left, right. See new parts of Hanoi. I ended up farther up West Lake than before.

I ended up after about 16k steps at this brewpub I like going to after walking through beer street and not succumbing to stopping. I don’t really like beer street in Hanoi so I don’t stop there.

Today was a great day for walking and I think the photo album kinda shows that. Beautiful blue skies, puffy cloud things, and warm temperatures. Then at the end kind of beery out.

Now I am sitting in the room and thinking about two tours coming up that I’ve got for Friday and Monday. I’ll go see historic and archeological locations, beautiful country, and also enjoy some time away from Hanoi. I guess I am feeling that my time is starting to ebb away in Hanoi. I’ve been here since March 16th and with the day tours and my trip to Hue coming up, my days are shrinking.

I’ll be leaving for Hong Kong to get the visa run thing done and then ride the 30 hours on the train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. I have trips planned from there too. I’ve paid for flights here and there once I get there.

But now its today and here are some places I saw today. I really love this city. Its been really good to me and its reaffirmed the idea I had that I wanted to stay longer in places to get to know the locations, the people, the restaurants.

Hope you enjoy the photographs! I had a great time taking them today.