Hanoi just gets more fun everyday! There is a dramatic change in wealth here from the Vietnam we remember from 16years ago. There are huge shopping malls all around the city of Hanoi and even the smallest of them has some kind of entertainment attached.
Yesterday saw us at Royal City Mega Mall which is quite unbelievable. It was half deserted but brand new and filled with all the same shops as you'd see in Westfield. But what we came for was the Vinpearl indoor water park.... It was awesome for the kids and for us big kids. I tried to surreptitiously take the underwater camera in to take some pics but the amount of water tumbling and splashing down everywhere, every second made photography pretty tricky.
Our highlights were: Otto (who when we first came away didn't like his face getting wet even in the bath) going on his own down two slides and through a waterfall tunnel.
Jess racing me down the big slides and winning thanks to her running bobsleigh-esque launch sequence.
And the kamikaze in the thrill seeker area. You climb into a capsule to the accompaniment of a loud heart beat before a countdown commences and the floor drops away from you plunging you vertically into darkness and spirals. What a rush! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhAmVxvy1Q0.
Hanoi has felt like a holiday from our adventure. We've been taxi-ing everywhere, we've even made it to the cinema, albeit on separate nights , to see Star Wars.
We've been back to tiniworld and the zoo and managed a bit of shopping to boot. Phew. After all that I'm ready for a bit of peace and tranquility. Bangkok?!? We fly tomorrow.
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