I found the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre without any problems and got a ticket for the 15.15 show, $3, which included a cassette of the show's music. I went back to my room and had a shower and... more
we are enjoying so much the activity of the local people surrounding the lake, sitting there,,, relaxing... see a lot of motor bike passing by.. people doing exercise.. running around the lake, the... more
Apocalypse Now is a large, smoky bar full of American men and Vietnamese women. When we got there, my friend Vince went straight to the pool table, while I wandered to the bar to grab a few beers.... more
It is only 3000 dong per glass of diluted beer. Don't bother converting to any currency now. I have never found anything cheaper than this. Trust me... Found in a few places in the Old Quarters but... more
On the doorstep of my hotel there is the weekend night market, great place to look for bargains.. I was able to buy the 2 handmade embroidered bags for only 90,000 dong. Of course its after a long... more
This is a favourite expat place, and great for kicking off a night on the town. Friendly staff, cold beer, and a great plce to meet people. You won't find more casual than this. Short of being naked,... more
It has many place to go out at night .You can enjoy cofe'teria like French style.Sit down out side or inside and talk and drink cup of cofee or tea till you are tired .Or you can go dancing some club... more
Classic music or jazz events sponsored by embassies and companies are great at Hanoi. Almost all foreigners living in Hanoi will join these events, because they are rare (at least compared to big... more
Charming small bar with a bright lite green pool table as the center attraction. Tables to sit at as well as the bar. Friendly young staff of boys (Cocktails) and girls (Draft beers). X-pats hangout.... more
I Landed in Hanoi in the middle of the morning and, after leaving my luggage in the hotel I went out to feel a bit the atmosphere of the surroundings and to try not to be caught by the inconveniences...
Hanoi is a compact city where the sighseeings are all relatively close by. You may walk by foot or esplore the city by cyclo. You would probably stay at the Old Quarters and use Hanoi as a base for......
My visit to Hanoi and northern Vietnam in December 2006 was an interesting one because it was rather unexpected. Having visited China and Japan in Oct-Nov 2006, I was rather exhausted from travelling....