Archive for the 'Hanoi' Category

Oct 20 2011

Western goodies in Hanoi

Published by under Food,Shopping

As I stood at the bar of one of several popular backpacker venues in Hanoi on Sunday afternoon I overheard some customers discussing how they missed cheese and red wine, so I thought a blog about where to buy those goodies from home that you miss while travelling was in order. Of course, wine is … read the full post

Oct 18 2011

Waxing and nails in Hanoi

Published by under Spas & massage

Here’s one for the ladies — or the hairy, callous-footed gentlemen. When you’ve had enough of attempting to shave your legs while balancing on the toilet seat in your wet-room shower, it’s time for a wax. Fortunately, reasonably priced, good quality waxing is available in Hanoi. My venue of choice is Top Spot on Au … read the full post

Oct 13 2011

Learning Vietnamese in Hanoi

Ask any foreigner in Hanoi, particularly one who’s already tried to learn the language, and you’ll be told how difficult it is to master. Well, not just to master: even to speak more than a few words. I came to Hanoi full of positive expectations: I was top of the class at languages at school, … read the full post

Oct 11 2011

Markets in Hanoi

A few months ago I wrote about Dong Xuan Market, perhaps the best known market to tourists in Hanoi. However, Hanoi’s a city full of markets so there are a lot more worth exploring. Food markets can be found all over town. Despite the growth of the supermarket, most shopping is still conducted at local … read the full post

Oct 07 2011

A brunch for all budgets in Hanoi

Published by under Food

Many hotels in Hanoi will include breakfast in the room rate, be this an egg in a bread roll – most common in the cheaper places – or a full breakfast buffet. But what if your hotel doesn’t or you’re just not up early enough? The cheapest option is to eat with the locals and … read the full post

Oct 04 2011

Hanoi’s 36 streets: Hang Bac and Hang Bo

Published by under Hanoi's 36 streets

An overview of what can be found on two of the Old Quarter’s 36 streets.

Sep 29 2011

Gyms in Hanoi

Cheap and pricey gyms in Hanoi – you get what you pay for.

Sep 22 2011

Regular events in Hanoi

Published by under Events

A rundown of some of the regular events being held at Hanoi’s bars

Sep 21 2011

Hanoi food: Bo nuong at 47 Ma May

Published by under Food

Where and how to eat Bo Nuong – BBQ beef – in Hanoi

Sep 13 2011

Big benefit gig at Hanoi Rock City

Published by under Events

The event covered in this post has now happened, and wow, what a night! It went fantastically well: nearly 500 people attended and we raised over $4,600. A big big thanks to all involved. If you’d like to find out more, learn about upcoming events and activities in Hanoi and the UK, or make a … read the full post

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