After we got off the train at 5:30 a.m., we wandered around for a bit because nothing was open. Finally, Highland Coffee opened.
We had to fly out at 5 p.m., which gave us plenty of time to have one last look around the city. We went to the Duan Muan market, a traditional market. Mostly, there were a lot of clothes for sale, but the middle was full of herbs
That took a good hour. Then we stood on a street corner for about 20 minutes and logged all the huge loads being transported by scooter.
This guy was especially crafty; we watched him load up the bike and speed away - nothing tied down, just balancing.
How many people can a scooter carry? Earlier in the day, we had seen two adults and two children, but this afternoon the max we saw was three adults.
I think the baby in between these two was sleeping.
I will probably have to come back and take a master zen scooter driving course in Hanoi.
After scooter watching, we walked around Hoan Kiem Lake again. There was a cool looking pagoda, but we had only 80,000 VND left, not really even enough to buy lunch, so we didn't buy passage across the big red bridge to the pagoda.
Eventually it was time to catch our flight back to Bangkok. We will have two nights there, and then back to the USA.