Sam Blogs: Hanoi

November 22, 2017

November 14

I went to Hanoi. There are lots of motorcycles. My house is a mansion. It has five floors, a huge TV, a nice lamp, a private bathroom in my room, two big sofas, nice stairs, nice door. My only recommend is the kitchen. There is only one plate. We saw dogs. They were so cute.


November 16

I went to a park. I ate a sausage and potato. I went to a giant playground. I had a base with a hammock, a slide for the exit, a sideways ladder, a looking spot, very steep stairs. There was a train but it was not moving, so dad had to push it. I also went to a water puppet show. There were dragons. I really liked the dragon. I also saw a [puppet] guy fishing and the boat broke and he had to catch the fish swimming.

Thong Nhat Park

November 18

I met some friends. We went to a restaurant. We were playing “telephone” and we said funny voices.

We met two other traveling families in Hanoi through a Facebook group

Before I met my friends, I went to a museum. It was about Vietnamese people. We saw a loom. They had a bicycle with stuff on it. You can die [on the bicycle] by crashing into someone because there is stuff in front of you, there is so much stuff you can tilt on the road. We also saw a bunch of houses. We got to go in the houses.

This bicycle was on display at the Museum of Ethnology

November 20

I went go-carting. It is a vehicle for kids. I like it because it is fast. It has handles for the speed-limit. You can race with it. Peter thought his go-cart was broken, but he just didn’t know how to control it. It was so fun.

These “go carts” were actually hover boards rigged with seats and handles to control direction. They did go very fast.

Then I went on a train [to Ninh Binh, a small city south of Hanoi]. We bought some snacks so I was not hungry. I was on the train for two hours. I played a game called “Plants vs. Zombies.” In the game you have to plant plants and defeat the zombies. After the train we went to the hotel. It was really nice there.

Soft-seater car on the train. We got off at Ninh Binh, but this train goes all the way to Ho Chi Minh City.


  1. Comment by Louise

    Louise Reply November 28, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Great to hear about all your activities, Sam. I wish I could try to race you on that go-cart! I wonder who’d win? 🙂

    • Comment by Sam

      Sam Reply November 29, 2017 at 12:28 am

      I would race with you on the go-cart. The only problem is it is very hard and small. But it would be worth it don`t you think!

  2. Comment by Liya Katsnelson

    Liya Katsnelson Reply November 29, 2017 at 9:06 am

    It was very interesting – to read about your adventure! Thank you, Sam, and keep going!!!
    Love you ❤️❤️👍

  3. Comment by deduska Marik

    deduska Marik Reply November 29, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    Semcha, well done! Real pleasure to read – informative and entertaining. I get a good sense of how you live in Vietnam.
    Hugs and kisses and adoration from babushkas!

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