13.09.2006 33 °C
Hanoi pt 2
Back to Hanoi with no place to stay!. The bus driver said he would drop us off at an area with lots of affordable accommodation. And so he did. At first we thought - ah crap we are gonna have to walk about with our back packs looking for a decent place to stay. But ohhhhh no, not in nam. Within two seconds of jumping off the bus, we had two guys with hotel leaflets in our faces. We went with the guy who got to us first, a short walk later and we were there.
It was gorgeous, the same price ($10) per night as the previous dump but so much nicer. The room was great – satellite tv, fridge, hot water, FREE WIFI, free breakfast and it was spotless. So we took advantage off all of these amenities. So drinking, watching tv, eating out and ringing home took up the next two days.
We also decided to not bother going to Laos as out bank accounts were looking low plus the cost of even getting a visa for Laos was the same price as getting a FLIGHT back to Bangkok with airasia.com. We booked two flights with them, one to BK and one the same day to Phuket. Our last day in Hanoi we spent walking around the big lake that used to be inhabited with giant turtles (see pic on other Hanoy part)the last sighting was in 92. So after a relaxing couple of days in Hanoi we were off to the airport and on our way back to the land of smiles and sex tourism - AKA Thailand - lol.