Swan boats in Hanoi

Hanoi, Vietnam

Of the more comical excursions during our travels was swan paddle-boating in Hanoi.

We had been wandering Old Quarter for the better portion of a day, and the rain had never ceased. Monsoon season was truly upon us, and the humidity mixed with rain and sweat meant that we were constantly drenched and a bit cranky.

During our wanderings, we spotted some swan boats eerily floating on a massive empty lake.

11825926_942344239121843_2211239927543074372_n

Swan Boats!

This was too ridiculous of a situation for us to refuse, and we went in to the business next to the boats. There was a restaurant on the top level with a view of the lake, and we ordered some watered-down pina coladas since we kept getting “caught in the rain.”

11822366_942331029123164_2420641908702217961_n

Business is booming.

After our snack, we paired up and hopped onto the boats.

11836929_942343402455260_3594777435788111192_n

Off to adventures!

The buildings against the skyline were diverse, and the lake seemed to stretch on for miles and miles.

11831823_942343545788579_7022510733018846228_n

Hanoi’s eclectic skyline

 

11800240_942342765788657_8479490812235852220_n

Reprieve from the rain

We were the only souls out on the massive lake, and the only ones willing to traverse the rain & gloom.

11707626_942342635788670_8640465353654639898_n

So Majestic

The person I paired up with was too tall to fit in our boat, and he ended up resorting to peddling with his hands, which was extremely comical.

11903738_10204405779576216_7303327429181019309_n

Paddlin’

11846561_10204405778856198_519348157174574382_n

Having a magical time in Vietnam

Advertisements

Leave a comment/question/suggestion

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s