Today Spend : 248000vnd Total : 871000vnd
I was reminding myself yesterday not to fall asleep totally,but only managed to hold my eyes until 1 am and woke up early 5 am by many morning exercise people. They set up net to play badminton, arobic dance and tai chi and also many morning walks around the lake. Everything looks ok before I discovered that my new sleeper was swapped by someone, luckily only the sleeper, nothing else lost. Yesterday even the ice cream seller is trying to con me by overcharging for an ice cream and a bottle of soft drink. I gave 100000 note, and got back a change of 70000. I knew these things won't cost more than 20000, I demanded my money back, he returned 5000. I refused to give in and then he returned another 5000.You see how sickening when you deal with them when they don't speak a word of English. You won't face the same problem if you are in a touristic area in Hoan Kiem where most shops and stalls understand and speak English. Deal or no deal? the choice is yours. With the help of a kind local Canadian, I found the way to Hoan Kiem and settled in a Friendly Hotel for Usd 8, washed and cleaned before continue my sleep in a comfortable bed. Went for a walk in the afternoon around the lake and bought a ticket 40000vnd for a Vietnamese water puppets show. Also booked a Halong Bay Heritage cruise for 3 days and 2 nights for Usd 42.
Checked into this Friendly Hotel in the morning
Room on the 3rd Floor USD 8
Western outlets complex around Hoan Kiem
Colourful flowers decoration around the Lake
A bridge across the lake
Public toilet 1000vnd per entry
Some Chinese influnce in Hanoi
Wedding couple photograhing around the Lake
Chinese temple leading to an island in the lake
Another kind of vietnamese street food
My proper dinnercost 50000vnd ( Rm 10)
Water puppet theather hall
Men behind the bamboo curtain controlling the movement of the puppets
The actors behind the curtain.