Category: Hanoi 2016

Posted in Cycling and Travel Hanoi 2016

Farewell to Hanoi

Following our, late start, theory Mark and I headed out for our (Pho picture above) breakfast at approaching 10am and by the time we’d eaten and caught a taxi to…

Posted in Cycling and Travel Hanoi 2016

Two more bustling days

In our apartment on the 18th floor of a massive tower block in a busy part of Hanoi it is quite peaceful except for the constant blaring of horns far…

Posted in Cycling and Travel Hanoi 2016

A Long Walk

We had decided on a quieter day yesterday, and did not get away until around 11am, taking a taxi to the southern shore of Ho Tay lake in the north…

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The Imperial Citadel and the Fine Arts Museum

I headed out on my own today, I think cultural tourism appeals less to Mark than it does to me, so I got a taxi to the Imperial Citadel, a…

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Moving house in Hanoi

Yesterday started with another noodle soup. Pho is pretty much the national dish here in Vietnam and is a thin soup with flat rice noodles and fine sliced raw beef…

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A market and a temple

Us old fellas need to pace ourselves so it took us a fair while to struggle out onto the street this morning. For breakfast I did without the noodle soup…

Posted in Cycling and Travel Hanoi 2016

A day in Hanoi

Today my son Mark and I have spent our time around central Hanoi, a frantic cacophony of horns, motorcycles, cars and people. I’ve almost managed to accept the chaos now…

Posted in Cycling and Travel Hanoi 2016

Hanoi Trip

Over the next 10 days I’ll be holidaying in Vietnam with my son Mark. I’m hoping to spend some time sketching street life and scenes from in and around this…