Archive for the 'Hanoi' Category

Jan 13 2011

Eating pho like a Hanoian

Published by under Food

Pho – the staple of Vietnam – is available all day and, for my post-drinking eating pleasure, all night. A quick resume: steaming fragrant broth, thick rice noodles, beef or chicken. Simple and tasty as that. It’s not a tricky dish to eat but, for those of you who have as yet been unwilling to venture into the unknown … read the full post

Jan 11 2011

An insight to West Lake

West Lake is my favourite spot in Hanoi, yet is often overlooked by visitors to the city.  When we visited in 2009, we took cyclos from Hanoi’s Old Quarter out to Quan Thanh temple then walked along Duong Thanh Nien, the road that runs between West Lake and Truc Bach, and I fell in love. Just that … read the full post

Jan 08 2011

Eating in Hanoi: Bun Cha

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While pho is probably the first food everyone thinks of, or hears about, when they come to Vietnam, bún chả is a northern speciality and arguably one of the tastiest things in the world. Yes, I am a big fan. It’s impossible to resist: as you walk past a stall the smell of barbecuing pork … read the full post

Jan 07 2011

How to get into Hanoi from the airport

Published by under Transport

What better way to start a travel blog about Hanoi than by helping you get here in the first place! Getting from the airport into town gets bad press but I’ve travelled back from there three times so far and arranged pick-ups for friends and it’s always worked out OK. If you know what’s what and … read the full post

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