We spent nice and quiet evening at airport hotel. The plane was departing only 2:30 pm (delayed from that), we were not in a hurry at all. Some hours later – hello Hanoi, here we come. As written earlier, it was time to change country from China to Vietnam.
The hotel we booked only few days ago, but the personnel did immediately contact us, and asked, if we would like to have a transportation to the hotel arranged by them. Of course we did, since it makes things so much easier, especially, when the distance is 25 km. The driver was waiting for us as agreed, and drove us directly to the destination.
When checking in to the hotel, the welcome was exceptional. The guy in the reception asked us to sit down comfortably, while he was taken care of the formalities. We also got glasses of fruit juice and peanuts, while waiting. The hotel is quite small, but new (05/2019). The entrance is in a very narrow alley, and the streets around are full of people, both locals and tourists.
When we went for a short walk around the quarter, and came back, there was a nice goodnight message and chocolate waiting for us on the bed.
Hanoi is totally different from any of the cities we visited in China, more Southern Asia like, but let’s see how it looks like in daylight.