West Lake has such a beautiful and peaceful surrounding atmosphere. I can't believe how quiet it is in the evening. I fell in love with this place ages ago before we all moved here. My friends, Kate and Mark, moved here two months ago and they kept telling me to move over. Finally, we found a house that suited our budget and moved in the last few days. We have a small two-storey house with front and back yards, a lake view and green gardens out the front.
Sitting on the top roof looking over the lake at night with low lights, drinking beers with friends, the soft winds flowing around makes me home sick but relaxed. I am such a lucky guy to have found two different houses, both nice and reasonably priced.
This is one of the best areas in Hanoi where many foreigners live which means it's very secure and quiet. It's worth every penny.