You probably will have noticed by now that Hanoi doesn’t have a lot of tall buildings (and I think that’s part of the charm of it all); today however I made good use of my visit to the Sofitel Plaza to climb up to the 20th floor and snapped a quick shot of the city. On the left hand side, Trúc Bạch Lake (you can even see my building on the little peninsula on the far left); on the right hand side, the much bigger West Lake. Separating them is the dyke road where I featured the Tran Quoc Pagoda.

Well, I’m off tomorrow to Malaysia for a week; I’ll be back here soon!