The first day in Hanoi, after a month stay in China. My first impressions of a city, when I got there.
In Hanoi got the evening. The bus met with an Englishman, who helped me to get a map and advised Hanoi budget hostel for backpackers. He lived up to this year in Vietnam. He also advised to take a taxi company Malinh (white with a green logo or green), that do not wind the counter.
Later, taxi driver, whom I met at the lake, said, that only some wind the taxi drivers and all companies have such.
When I was going into Vietnam, then sent several requests to local residents through CouchSurfing. In the center, in the hotel (Rose), where he stopped the Englishman, I checked the mail and saw the confirmation of one Vietnamese. He wrote, so I contacted him, when I come, but let us phone, no address. The Englishman helped me get a good map Hanoi and I walked around the old quarter (old quarter), in anticipation of yet another letter from a Vietnamese friend.
Immediately rolled up to me with his spell motorcyclists: Motorbaйk-motorbaйk! Then Grandma with bananas, I have tried to lure all dongs (local currency), and another motorcyclist offered all drugs, that he had.
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Oh, I walk up and tired of them. Stayed at the hostel bekpekerskom, once again to check the mail. And stayed there for two days. For 6 dollars per night you can get a free bed in a room with 11 others, but in a very decent room. Under the bed there is a cabinet with a lock. European-style toilets, day cleaned every two hours. On the 5th floor has a sitting area, billiards, bar, Film and Internet, first – bar and again computers with free internet. Clean, comfortable and of course a lot of interesting people. This hostel is easy to find on the big sign Hanoi Backpakers Hostel on the street Ma May.
photo to krazybell
Another option, which I learned later, was almost the sosednej streets and TOZÉ zovëtsâ Backpackers Hostel – living there worth 4$ and this amount also includes one beer from the bar, evening. Generally Beer in Hanoi a single song, cheap and long-lasting. This hostel is located on the street Luong Ngoc Quyen, although Google search of this and shows no.
The most unusual, I have not seen yet in any other city, Activity is in Vietnamese. Even if you leave the house in three, four in the morning, you can always find a company, with whom to sit and chat. Weather permitting. A lot of people spend time on low stools or on the litter, for razgovorami, seeds and lemon tea or something stronger. This is not some Gopnik, a completely different and well-dressed people, too. Is not it wonderful: Come evening k Hoan Kim (Hoan Kiem), sit in the company of friends with Semko and tea?
Not far from the lake is the area where in the evenings or break dancing salsa and other Latin dances.
The only, that is bad in this old quarter – be white type, European species. After so civilized China, where he helped and pristaval not occur in large numbers, Hanoi their expanse and even a bottle of water is necessary to bargain (there is almost no price tags and thrown at a minimum a couple of thousand).
In kafeshke, if you do not know the price at the Vietnamese clients and it is not specified, off you can take the 5-10 thousands more, it's a little. But sometimes, every five more will be asked, in the hope, that price you do not know at all. Otherwise, Vietnamese, who do not want anything to sell you, totally cute, good-natured people.