May 26, 2017 – Walking Tour of Hanoi

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Hoan Kiem Lake

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I joined the free walking tour at Central Hostel – Old Quarter after enjoying their complimentary breakfast on the 8th floor overlooking the city. The view is spectacular! Luckily, our walking tour group was small and we had a great guide who was originally staying at the hostel, and then decided to work there. We viewed many sights in the old quarter including a 1000 year old temple, St Joseph’s Cathedral, Hoan Kiem Lake, Dong Xuan Market, and much more. We also got to try the famous Vietnamese egg coffee from the famous Giang Café. Now, I am not a coffee person, but I found it absolutely delicious! It tasted like tiramisu!

In the evening, I checked out the large weekend night market and saw the lake illuminated by many lights.

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