We caught an overnight train from Hanoi to Sai Pai. I had memories from my Thailand to Laos train from back in the day on a boys trip, and thought if it was anything like that, then a lot of complaints would be coming Dads way from Ruby. However it was the opposite, with cabins of four resulting in Dad and myself with two randoms, who I thought were Malaysians as I could understand their dialogue to a degree due to my Indonesian. We arrived in Lai Moi around 7...
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Kicked off the day with a great breakfast of fruit and omelettes. We are staying in the old part of Hanoi, so the place is very crowded with a plethora of intersecting streets that seem to have no logical construction. Regardless, the old quarter revolves around the lake in the centre, which is revered to a degree by the locals due to an old religious legend halting the Mongol Invasion back in the day. The lame was great, providing many picturesque views and m...