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3 years ago

These photos were beautiful! They make me want to fly there asap. Check out my blog and let me know if you have any travel stories you’d like to share to get your blog featured!

Brittany Hay
3 years ago

Love how direct you are with your Dos/Donts — something I really appreciate! I haven’t made it to Hanoi yet but I feel like it’s just as helpful to hear what people recommend as much as what the don’t recommend/what to skip! Also, your photos are beautiful!

Carly LM
3 years ago

Perfect timing! I need to do a visa run from Bali in July and I see there are some pretty affordable flights to Hanoi, so it’s a top contender for a weekend away right now! I’ve always loved multicultural cities like Singapore and Vancouver, so I’d probably be a sucker for the Chinese and French touches throughout Hanoi.

3 years ago

I have been to almost all the major cities in Southeast Asia, and while most of them are pretty hectic and busy, I agree that Vietnam was next level. Personally, I only explored Hanoi and HCMC by foot and found the whole ordeal to be part of the experience. I totally get that real life frogged probably isn’t for everyone, but I found that if I just followed the locals when crossing the streets, it wasn’t so bad. And where else do you get to experience this level of chaos? 🙂

3 years ago

It’s so interesting that you recommend not to walk on foot- that is usually one of my favorite parts of exploring a city, but I totally get it in this case! It looks like there is so much to do in the city!

sam topping
3 years ago

Thanks for the tips- I visited here a few years ago but dont remember doing much of what you’ve said here-there’s a lot to do! Might have to go back haha

3 years ago

Ooo! I definitely want to check out the Temple of Literature! I like that you’ve included where not to go. I think it’s important to manage your time when you don’t have a lot of it! Thanks for this info.

Josy A
3 years ago

It’s funny, you mention that it was all so busy, loud and chaotic, but your photos make Hanoi seem serene and peaceful! I guess you spent lots of time escaping the hustle and bustle to get to the pretty, relaxing areas!?

I love the look of the temple of literature and the Hoan Kiem Lake.

3 years ago

I had no idea there was so much awesome stuff to do in Hanoi! I’d especially love to check out the Temple of Literature. Thank you for the detailed guide and great photos!

3 years ago

Looks like a fun city to explore. I love the sound of the Temple of Literature! But I would struggle in a city where I couldn’t just wander the streets. That’s usually my main method of exploration. I walked all over Beijing when I lived there. But I understand the chaos you mention.

Clazz - An Orcadian Abroad

Nooo, Hanoi is totally a destination in itself! It’s one of my favourite cities! Though it’s great as a base for exploring other places, too. I really enjoyed the Hoa La prison, and the Military History museum is great too, but then I guess I’m into the history. It’s such a hectic city but I loved it and actually kinda enjoyed walking around haha. I know what you mean if you only have a couple of days though. You definitely have to pluck up the courage to cross the roads too! lol

3 years ago

I always wanted to visit Halong Bay in Vietnam!

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