I was wondering if buying a silk sleepsheet is easy and cheap in Hanoi. I start my trip in Hanoi before flying to Laos and would rather not spend $60-$80 on one in Canada. Are they cheap and easy to get in Hanoi?
I also want to buy a new daypack and was wondering if I can get one cheaper in Hanoi than in Canada of decent quality. I know that a lot of major brand packs are made in Vietnam.
If so, is there a good area of Hanoi for where to buy these goods?
#1 jfenwick has been a member since 2/1/2007. Posts: 4
hey there, silk sleepsheets are available in many stores in the Old Quarter (especially around St. Joseph's Cathedral). Very cheap. We bought one for something like $5 without too much haggling. Daypacks are available in the stores on the north side of Hoan Kiem Lake (again, in the Old Quarter). You can get them from street-side vendors or stores. Quality is variable, depends what you want to do with the pack. Have fun!!