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facts and uniqueness about hanoi

facts and uniqueness about hanoi – Vacation is the most interesting and fun for all. Perhaps those of you who like traveling or you are often called the traveler must have a list of sites..
by hotel travel on Jun 7, 2016

Vietnam: July 20 – 22, 2015

Ha Long Bay & Hanoi Currency: Vietnamese Dong Dinner at Purple Cherry (cute little rooftop restaurant in Hanoi) Legend of Ha Long Bay: during a war with China, the Vietnamese people prayed for help and a dragon came and spit out a pearl which ca...
by Travelling With YeoMomma on Jun 4, 2016

Girls bringing legendary Vietnamese Ca Tru music back to life

She closed her eyes while playing the đàn đáy. She seemed to be in a trance. Being one with the music. An older lady started to sing while playing the phách while her neighbour, an elderly man, played the trống chầu, which are some kind of p...
by My Inner Mojo on Jun 1, 2016

Day trip from Hanoi: Thay Pagoda & Tay Phuong Pagoda

So far, it hasn’t happened that often: clear skies in Hanoi! Since my arrival, it has been clouded most of the time. But today I was really lucky! I’ve made a day-trip bucket list and next on it were two Buddhist Pagodas; Thay Pagoda & Tay Ph...
by My Inner Mojo on May 6, 2016

This is… Hanoi!

This is... Hanoi (Infographic)...
by My Inner Mojo on Apr 25, 2016

Temple of Literature in Hanoi

The Temple of Literature (known as Văn Miếu-Quốc Tử Giám in Vietnamese) is a Temple of Confuciusin Hanoi, northern Vietnam.The temple hosts the “Imperial Academy” (Quốc Tử Giám), Vietnam’s first National University. The...
by Welcome to hanoi on Apr 22, 2016

Hanoi (Day 3: Imperial Citadel, Pho Bo, Egg Coffee, Legend Beer)

After a night of drinking, we woke up a bit later than the usual. For breakfast, we had complimentary vouchers at the hotel but decided to skip it for some authentic Vietnamese food. We came looking for Pho Suong located at Trung Yen Street which i...
by The Tourist Pao on Apr 22, 2016

The Old Quarter in Hanoi: love it or hate it

The Old Quarter in Hanoi, a place I will never forget! This is where I started my travel adventure after finally quitting the corporate rat race. At first, I didn’t really like the Old Quarter; noisy, pollution, hawkers, smelly food, etc. However,...
by My Inner Mojo on Apr 20, 2016

Hanoi (Day 2: Halong Bay, Bia Hoi Corner)

For our second day in Hanoi, we booked a Halong Bay day tour in the Halong Phoenix Cruiser via Blue Dragon Tours. The voucher we purchased online cost us around USD $52.00 per person. Hotel pick-up and drop-off is included in the package. We were p...
by The Tourist Pao on Apr 19, 2016

Hanoi (Day 2: Halong Bay, Bia Hoi)

For our second day in Hanoi, we booked a Halong Bay day tour in the Halong Phoenix Cruiser via Blue Dragon Tours. The voucher we purchased online cost us around USD $52.00 per person. Hotel pick-up and drop-off is included in the package. We were p...
by The Tourist Pao on Apr 19, 2016

Hanoi (Day 1 ½: Hanoi at Night, Old Quarter, El Gaucho Steakhouse)

After our afternoon tour around the city, we went back to Essence Palace Hotel to avail our free massage at Essence Spa. The spa is situated in Essence d’Orient Hotel & Spa which is just a walking distance away from our hotel. As the name imp...
by The Tourist Pao on Apr 18, 2016

Hanoi handicraft villages: Van Phuc and Ha Thai village

Handicrafts handicrafts! Who doesn’t love them? Well, to be honest, I don’t always like them. Sometimes handicrafts are too “handicraft-like”… By this I mean that they are not always appealing in terms of design. However, as always it is ve...
by My Inner Mojo on Apr 17, 2016

Hanoi (Day 1: Essence Palace Hotel, Hoa Lo Prison, Sofitel Metropole, Hoan Kiem Lake)

A little over an hour after arriving at Noi Bai International Airport, we reached Essence Palace Hotel. I have been in contact with their staff even before our trip as we availed of their special 3D/2N Spa Package. We also arranged a 2-day custom c...
by The Tourist Pao on Apr 17, 2016

Ba Vi National Park – What to see?

Time to escape Hanoi! When living in a crazy city like Hanoi, going to peaceful and quiet places can be so energizing. But where to go? In the city center, it’s so hard (impossible?) to find places where you’re safe from the neverending honking o...
by My Inner Mojo on Apr 13, 2016

Perfume Pagoda – Part 1 – Things don’t always go as planned…

Things don’t always go as planned or as you expect them to go. The Perfume Pagoda (chùa Thiên Trù), a group of Buddhist temples scattered in the mountains near Làng Yến (Hương Sơn, Mỹ Đức, Hà Nội), was next on the list. The picture...
by My Inner Mojo on Apr 8, 2016

Day Trip From Hanoi To Halong Bay Part 2: Dau Go Cave

After taking a little boat to ride around some of the islands in Halong Bay, we went back to the bigger boat which brought us to the Dau Go Cave – one of the most beautiful caves I have seen. While walking up the stairs to the entrance of the v...
by Karate and Caviar on Mar 30, 2016

Day Trip From Hanoi To Halong Bay Part 1: The Islands

by Karate and Caviar on Mar 29, 2016

Three Cosy Cafes In Hanoi – Coffee Places In The Old Quarter

Though I really love Vietnamese iced coffee with condensed milk from street shops that serve their coffee in little plastic cups (seriously super amazing yummy coffee!!), I also love sitting in somewhat unique and cosy coffee shops. Especially when...
by Karate and Caviar on Mar 28, 2016

Tranquil Café in Hanoi, Old Quarter

I really like Hanoi, though it is quite chilly, 15C – 20C degrees, and I have to wear a jumper after 5 weeks of bikinis, dresses and flip flops. The day I went to Tranquil Café it was actually raining non-stop. But then, sitting in a café w...
by Karate and Caviar on Mar 27, 2016

The Postcard Trail....

First postcard to Mariana in Glasgow...from HanoiMy postcard list is growing and I am delighted! If you asked for a postcard from me on my last post, consider it duly noted. If you would still like to receive one, please leave a comment or email me&n...
by Collage of Life on Mar 23, 2016


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