Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Day 127 - More from Hanoi

A grey and quite cold (by Vietnamese standards) day in Hanoi so I did just a bit of walking around and went to visit the Hoa Lo (or Hanoi Hilton) prison.

The prison itself is next to a luxury hotel and the Hanoi towers. Most of it ha been de olished and there is only a mall part still left.

It is ok for a quick visit but not hugely exciting or full of information and there is quite a bit of propaganda here.

The evening was spent walking around the old quarter and taking some more pictures.

Hanoi is very nice and it is good to just spend some time here relaxing after travelling around for the past months.
In the next days this will come to an end however and I will be heading out on my road trip up north first and then south and into Laos.


  1. hi, nice picture, i've just followed your blog for weeks(curious with the ricoh gr though), just want to correct the name of the prison is Hỏa Lò (the place is now Hanoi tower). Good luck and have a nice trip.

  2. Thanks for your comment!

    Glad you are following my blog and thanks for the correction of the name, have changed it now.
    If you have any questions about the GR, I am happy to answer them.