Comfortable home in the West Lake area of Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam.
Hello! My name is Terry. I am a retired Canadian who spends most of his time in Vietnam. Although I am single, I do share my house with 3 cats. So if you have allergies to, or do not like cats, no need to read further ;-) .
My home is located in the West Lake area of Hanoi which is home to many other expats living in the city. My home has 4 floors, with a large kitchen dining area on the main floor. On the 2nd floor is my guest bedroom which has a complete ensuite bath. There is no other room on that floor so you will have complete privacy. There is a queen sized bed and a large armoire to accommodate your belongings. Of course there is also wifi.
My own room is on the 3rd floor of the house and there is a large terrace as well as laundry facilities on the 4th floor.
The house is located on a quiet lane (Hanoi is a city of many lanes and alleyways) within walking distance of many shops and restaurants serving both local and western food. West Lake, which is the largest of many lakes within Hanoi, is about 200 metres from my house. The distance around West Lake is about 20 kms and is a very pleasant walk or cycle.
The "Old Quarter" of Hanoi, which dates back to the days when Vietnam was a French colony, is a 15 minute taxi ride away, or if you're adventurous you can use the public transit system. If you're VERY adventurous you can use a xe om, which is motorbike driver of which there are many in the city always keen to take you wherever you want to go, for a small fee of course.
Hanoi celebrated its 1000th (yes, that's one thousand) birthday in 2010. The city is full of ancient pagodas and temples all of which continue to fascinate me and will you too, I am sure.
Vietnamese people are very friendly. English is spoken by most young people and you will often meet a university student that is keen to talk to you so they can use their English.