The pictures are of our Tet blossom /branch/tree – decorations for the forthcoming lunar new year.
We went for the blossom option, the other being the equally gorgeous kumquat tree.
I just received an email asking about whether Hanoi is worth hanging around in during Tet. Particularly if you know that moving on may be impossible due to booked up buses and hotels.
I’d say yes. It’s absolutely true that pretty much everything shuts down for a week or so and the place is like a ghost town.
But then again, imagine that. Ghost town Hanoi. Quiet streets.
And then it all goes off by the lake.
So yeah, most places will be closed but you won’t starve. There will be somewhere to get something to eat.
And no, you probably won’t get to see museums and mausoleums but as I’ve just pointed out here in an article I’ve written for Travelfish I wouldn’t recommend them anyway.
There’ll be a little less madness to observe but a little more air and room.
Me? I’m off to Thailand.
A Hanoi Tet is great . But once is enough.
I did a Tet in Hoi An too. That was also rather lovely – and not a bad place to hole up till the Tetness outbreak is over.