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Hanoi-Last Day

Yesterday was my last day in Hanoi. It is an exciting city, and I am sort of sad to leave.

It wasn't an exciting day. First I took walk in the 100 degree heat to the Military Museum, but it was closing when I got there-it was a little before noon. I was able to view some of the exhibits from the outside, though. There we're a few US planes which the Vietnamese shot down and captured. There we're some Soviet made airplanes which helped to take down the US planes. It was pretty neat to see, but there wasn't much, and I didn't feel like waiting longer and paying to see more.


I then took a walk towards the lake, where I have spent a lot of time, as many things seem to be happening around the Hoan Kien Lake, with folks playing music, just relaxing etc. First I took a nap on the bench, and then I walked a little longer, and went to the same bench as I met David at a few ago. Here, a few groups of students came to interview me, as they we're learning English. Three sets of students, did, and this was getting tiring. (I actually met the last kid later on at another lake)


After a while, I went over to another lake-West Lake, where one of the students asked if I had been-I haven't, so I took a walk there in the heat (about 1/2 an hour walk) to that lake, which is a much larger lake. As I was walking, someone asked where I got my shirt with lots of fruit on it-I said over by the lake there we're lots of vendors selling them. I Found out he lived two towns over from me-I don't like meeting folks who live near me travelling-I am looking at meeting folks who live far away. When I got to the lake, there was a large pagoda on the lake, and it was quite pretty. I then sat and watched the bats fly over the lake, as it was dusk.


After that, I went back to the first lake, where being Saturday night there is always a lot going on-I saw musicians play, and there was a street fair as well-so I Went there, and walked back to the hostel where the games we're playing.


Posted by DavidPearlman 17:02 Archived in Vietnam

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