I found traveling around Hanoi to be relatively easy. There are a number of transport options such as buses, taxis, moto taxis and simply walking. Many of the tourist attractions are located in the central area called the Old Quarter. I was staying just west of the Old Quarter so I decided to take a bus to travel to the center.
The next thing I wanted to check out was a landmark on the grounds where this modern hotel now exist.
On a piece of the grounds stands part of the old Hao Lo Prison. Part of the prison still exists as a museum and memorial. The Hao Lo prison is better known by Americans as the Hanoi Hilton.
This is part of the sewer system through which some Vietnamese prisoners escaped the prison.
That pretty much summed up my explorations in Hanoi. The next day I would set sail for Halong Bay.