We have a nice pool with a deck and a gym right beside it. This over looks West Lake, or Ho Tay Lake, which is the biggest in Hanoi. It seems there is lots to do around this lake. I havent done any exploring yet, but the traffic looks insane outside our lobby, so it should be fun. It really is just a side street, but there are no traffic laws . Coming in last night on a highway was a little nerve racking - lots of people on scooters, some on bikes, some just walking along the highway. Our cab just flashed his high beams, honked the horn a few times and passed where ever he could. I think I will rent a scooter to get the full experience. But first, let me try to cross the road on foot to get the feel of it first.
This is cool - go to Google maps, type in the address for this hotel: 254D Thuy Khue Road, Hanoi, Vietnam, switch the view to Satellite and zoom down on the location - you can see the where we are and the surrounding areas.
We have started taking some video