ATM'S IN HANOI
People often want to know how much money you can withdraw from the ATM's.
A lot are only 1million dong..........
the INCOMB bank is 2million dong ............
ANZ BANK NEAR HOAN KIEM LAKE IS 9,900,000dong and there are security guards next to the ATM.
Quite safe! Located near the Old Quarter side of Hoan Kiem Lake
I like to pop into a cafe or walk along the streets to observe the locals. In Hanoi, you can see people buzzing through in motorbikes and scooters manuvoering their way to dodge obstacles(Humans). It is amazing to see how versatile they are in their skills. You can also feel the team spirit as hawkers gathered around to eat at the same table on the streets. This sight in Hanoi made me feel that sometimes in some places, it is better without rules. It will bring out the flexibility of humankind.
Pottery, silk garments, laquer ware,
There are some nicer but more expensive shops on Pho Nha Tho Street.
They offer very good quality and more Western oriented kind of Hoem Furnishing and Clothes.
Also check out the Moca Cafe and visit the beautiful French cathedral. Not far from Haon Kiem Lake. Laquer ware, Bamboo, Silk, hand bags, shoes, skirts, evening dresses, Chop sticks,...... more than average!
Airport Taxis still $10
Taxis between Noi Bai airport and Hanoi should still be $10. There are rows of taxis waiting ouside the airport. As soon as you exit, someone will take you to one. Make sure you confirm it's $10. Also, my taxi driver tried to get me to agree to $12 after I got in despite the agreement with the dispatcher. Insist on the $10 rate. Don't spoil things for others.
On the way back to the airport, there's a big taxi stand on Quang Trung not far from Lake Hoan Kiem (opposite Vietnam Airlines office) that has a sign for a $10 trip to the airport. You can make an arrangement here for them to pick you up at your hotel. They'll try to get you to agree to a higher price. Just point to the sign and insist on $10.
There're places in the old town that advertised $7 to the airport too.
90,000VND per person
ok..let's face it..
this restaurant is getting more and more attention by tourists..
and if u've done the research, they sell only one dish - Cha Ca...
priced at 90,000 VND per person, we gave it a missed, and turned to Golden Land restaurant opposite to it..
Cha Ca La Vong-serve only one dish, no aircond, cook it yourself, expensive.
(2 person can't order for one)
Golden Land - varieties of menu, aircond, nice ambience, waitress cook it infront of you, at only 75,000 VND per person. (we order Cha Ca for 1 person, and side dish spring roll, turn out to be a full and satisfied meal )