Day 2 Hanoi Orientation (B)
"On this insightful day through Ha Noi’s busy tree lined boulevards, you’ll explore such interesting and historic sites as The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum, One pillar pagoda and Temple of Literature. The interesting Museum of Ethnology is also on the list, which give you an overview of Vietnam’s 54 distinct ethnic groups in anticipation of your trip to Sapa. In the afternoon, take your time to discover the city daily life in whatever you fancy. The Old Quarter is a maze of shopping streets and restaurants with a hotchpotch of architecture - traditional tube houses, religious buildings, artisans' workshops and cottages. Take a break with at a hidden cafe and enjoy a panorama of Hoan Kiem lake. An alternative for this afternoon or a possible extension is a Vietnamese Cooking Class visit a family restaurant and meet the chef visit a local market to learn about Vietnamese ingredients and try your skills in bargaining and buying among the locals. Returning to the restaurant, you'll try your hands on cooking some typical Northern Vietnamese dishes representative of the North of Vietnam."