We walk through the narrow streets of the village and notice all the children. Kim explains that they are not in school because the government has decided to close schools for two weeks as a precaution against the Coronavirus.
In the evening we walk in the rain to the famous bar and restaurant area of Hanoi (which our guide calls bar street), popping into the Cyclo Bar for a beverage. While there the rain lets up. Yeah! For dinner we find a French restaurant and chat a little with the owner while awaiting our food. He speaks with a French accent and tells us he has been here for 13 years.
We meander back toward our hotel walking by Hoàn Kiém Lake. In the middle is Tháp Rùa, or Turtle Tower. Continuing along we stop at a cafe on the edge of the lake for coffee and a piece of cake.
A wonderful day and evening!