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 09 2011

How to get a local SIM card in Hanoi

Published by under Phone & internet

It’s really cheap and easy to get a Vietnamese SIM card when you get to Hanoi, and if you’re in the country for a while it’s probably worthwhile, particularly if you plan to book hotels in advance. I was fortunate enough to inherit a Mobifone card from some girls we were travelling with in 2009 … read the full post

Jan 08 2011

Eating in Hanoi: Bun Cha

Published by under Food

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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