It was great to get to our hotel after so long traveling. After a shower and a long nap, we headed toward the Opera House on foot. There was a symphony performance about to start so we checked it out. It was an East meets West experience with an orchestra of over 50 Vietnamese musicians played 4 Aaron Copland pieces and more.
After the performance we wandered around looking for a place for dinner. We stopped at hole in the wall hot pot place, which was very busy.
They gave us loads of food. The hot pot came on a little stove and it bubbled away as we added in the various elements of the dinner. There was a huge amount of shaved beef, mushrooms, various greens and herbs, with chopped up chilis on the side and very small limes to squeeze in. Amazing dinner, enjoyed with tea and beer.
A couple next to us helped us out, showing us how to go about enjoying the hot pot.
Tomorrow we have the day free to wander around Hanoi, then we’re off to Halong Bay.