Saturday 9 April 2011 Our last day in Vietnam was spent explring the old city of Hanoi in sunshine. I chose to visit the market in the Old Quarter, which is a very large affair in a large building on three floors selling just about everything. I bought the usual T shirt with Hanoi on it and some CD's at £1 each. This was followed by a visit to the War Museum, which was interesting and showed the futility of war and especially in such a country as Vietnam, where hiding and sniping would be so easy. Our bikes were washed and bagged up before sending to the airport for our return home. Where next I wonder?
I am a retired engineer, born in 1945, who loves cycle touring. I have ridden Lands End John O Groats, C2C, the Three Towers (Blackpool - London -Paris Blackpool), European section of North Sea Cycle Route (Rotterdam to Bergen), several sportives and trips to Spain and the Alps, Slovenia, Turkey, Japan, Kerala and Tamil Nadu (India), Vietnam, China, Australia, including Tasmania and New Zealand.
This was followed by a trip to South Island New Zealand for three weeks in Jan/Feb 09 and one week in Geelong, OZ, to see my son.
I ride several sportives each year and ride one day every week wit... full info