There are lots of different places to eat around the city to suit every budget. The jump was optional so if you are nervous then please don't let this put you off. There are so many chic coffee shops, unique souvenir shops and restaurants. It was built in 2004 to attract more tourists to Hue and cost $3 million to build.
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After a warm goodbye from Laos; Beer Laos and karaoke at the border control, we strode across the Na Maew/Nam Xoi border as merry as can be. He came to ask for it every half hour but we just wouldnt give it to him. Aided with nothing but a small phrase book (but no idea how to pronounce anything) and a belly full of courage, we managed to buy some outrageously over priced water and some rice, slinking back to the safety of a closed room and we waited for tomorrow.
We were told it's the only bus that's passing through these parts all day and the owner was driving an incredibly hard bargain. So I paid too much and a wave of relief filled my body. Generally I just like to enjoy the hustle and bustle of a new city, walk the streets, looking, listening and feeling.
I stayed in Hang Dao, central Hanoi; it's quite a popular area with tourists, and I could see why. At night just to the north of the lake is the Hanoi theatre. M?t hai ba, yo" probably the Vietnamese expression I used most while travelling and the only one I can easily remember, translates to one, two, three, bottom's up", or cheers mate" - remember it, it will come in very handy.
It's widely available, delicious and hearty. Pho varies from town to town, north to south, but the premise is the same - broth, noodles, onion, thinly sliced beef (which cooks in the broth), greens and all the chillies/sauces that you feel it needs added to it. Pho for breakfast and you're ready to take on anything that Vietnam has to offer. Cameras and bags are not allowed in the Mausoleum and must be checked in at the reception.