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Tales From G Adventure's Indochina Discovery Tour: Hanoi • The Wild Life | Travel & Vegan Food Blog
After Halong Bay, next stop was Hanoi! It took around 4 hours to reach Hanoi from Halong Bay. Hanoi has a great vibe and lots of windy streets to get lost in. We spent our first evening in Hanoi at ‘Snake Village’ for a ‘Snake Banquet’. I don’t think we quite knew what we were letting ourselves in for… We were served 7 different dishes (all snake) which were accompanied by a shot of snakes blood and a shot of snake bile (both mixed with a little rice wine). I was absolutely disgusted and couldn’t bring myself to do the shots, but left them in front of me (just in case – I didn’t want to be the only one who didn’t do it!) whilst I got more and more drunk on the super strong rice wine that my glass kept getting topped up with. After spending the first half of the meal just drinking rice wine and refusing to try anything at all, I was soon drunk enough to have a little taste. Some of the dishes weren’t too bad – one lucky person got to eat the heart (which was still beating on the plate..) and another found …