Dec 10-17, 2021 - Trip to Hanoi and Dien Bien Phu.
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Leaving Nha Trang
Dec 10th, 2021.

Fri Dec 10
Off to Hanoi

Sat Dec 11
Sommerset & Nghi

Sun Dec 12
Quiet Day

Mon Dec 13
Norwegian embassy

Tue Dec 14
Off to Dien Bien Phu

Wed Dec 15

Dien Bien Phu

Thu Dec 16
Back to Hanoi

Fri Dec 17
Back to Nha Trang

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Hectic day traveling, checking in an visiting the old quarter of Hanoi.

Martin, beer in hand, ready to depart for Hanoi.

June and Martin at Champa Resort before departing.

June like single photos.

Offloading at CXR at Cam Ranh.

Checking in.

The attendance girls are very well protected and required a negative virus check as well. Very strict rules.

Martin and a local paper doll beauty.

Ditto June.

Martin waiting for departure.

Our plane that took us to Hanoi.

June on her way to the bus on the tarmac in Hanoi.

Con man. Charged 50% more for a taxi drive than he should.

He charged 15K dongs or 65 cent a kilometer.

But he was nice and took us to this back street where Martin could buy his best beer in Vietnam, the Hanoi beer.

The end kilometer. Total 25 kms and he charged us for 30. Use a taxi with taximeter. Much cheaper.

June coming out of the shop where she bought Hanoi beers.

One of the fancy bridges over Red River in Hanoi.

Martin with his first 6 Hanoi beers. Really good beer.

Bridge detail.

The bell boy at our hotel, Somerset Grand Hotel Hanoi.

It was not a room, but 3 big rooms plus bathroom. Kitchen, living room and bedroom. Have a look at the video.

Martin in the living-room.

In the evening, we went to Cha Ca La Vong Restaurant that was very favorable reported on at CNN. It describes it as good food for French soldiers some 150 years ago. Not for present day customers.

At least, the Hanoi beer was nice.

June leaving after a rather disappointing visit.

165 years old, very traditional, but the food was very ordinary.


The sign outside was very nice. Here taken with a flash that gave better results.

Next door was a restaurant with all Martin's favorites. A Czech restaurant. We will go there tomorrow.

The term "knee" here is wrong used. In English, it is pork knuckle, not knee.

So we had a dessert in the form of grilled duck breast.

On Saturday December 11th, it was time for a visit to Nghi,s house.


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Last updated on December 02, 2022 at 10:23 hours.