Monday, March 26, 2012

Memorable Places: Hanoi

This was recently posting on my Travelography blog, where I talk about my personal travels.  I thought it might be of interest to readers here, as well....

Hanoi: How to Make a Place Memorable

... We left Hanoi feeling really good.  We thoroughly enjoyed the city and felt like it was a place that we both wanted to visit again some day.  Part of that was the great walking and exploring opportunities of the Hanoi's Old Quarter.  Being able to "explore", "discover" and be "surprised" is a really important part of a good tourist experience.

The other key to our very positive experience of Hanoi, however, was the friendliness and hospitality of the people we encountered.  Not just one person, though Mr. Anh really stood out, but also so many of the other people we encountered.   Homer was so right when he wrote that “A guest never forgets the host who had treated him kindly.”

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Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, at night

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