After hearing about nightmare 34 long hour shaky bus rides to Hanoi from Vientiane we decided to spend the extra money and take a 50 minute flight for 90quid. Well worth it!
Now I must say I am very Pro-Vietnamese, I LOVE these people. Never have I before met a nation SO friendly, gratuitous and loving. Obviously there are still a few people out to make a few bob by ripping you off... yet they do it with a smile and are not persistent so easily totter off after a firm but friendly No.
Hanoi was Amazing, it's Busy, Chaotic yet Organized and a little Crazy, I absolutely loved it here at felt really at home!! The hotel we stayed at had a lot to do with it as they saved us the agro you hear about at the airport by booking the taxi for us and were the perfect hosts 'Hanoi Old Centre Hotel'.
Hanoi is full of cool Communist buildings and sites so theres plenty to do and see (Uncle Ho's mausoleum) along with Loads of shops with cheap 'knock offs' that look the nuts so there's also plenty to buy (did I mention
I Love This Place?).
After 4 days of sight seeing we took an over night train to Hue
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