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Half-Day Hanoi Home Cooking Class and Cultural Tour
"The tour starts from your hotel and after a short drive you will arrive at the the awesome property that features a peaceful atmosphere on the Red River bank. The hosts will warmly welcome you and introduce their members and begin exchanging culture bargain and to spend the local currency “VND” in the market.You then begin a 5 minutes cycle or walk to the local market. It’s great chance to buy local things by yourself and experience a variety of foods from all the groceries such as: herbs spices vegetables meats fishes
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Hanoi Explorer Private Photo Tour
"Hotel pick-up.  We start the tour on historic Long Bien Bridge Yen Phu Street.  After introductions and a brief look at the story behind the bridge there is an overview of camera settings.  We then head up to Long Bien Bridge to shoot the Establishing picture.  Time now to move into Long Bien market Hanoi's biggest wet market to learn how to shoot Relationship pictures.  Our focus is on how to take naturalistic photos of people at work and play.  In Dong Xuan market we continue with Relationship pictures.  The market was originally built by the French in 1889
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2-Day Halong Bay Signature Cruise from Hanoi
"Day 1: Hanoi - Halong (LD)7:45am - 8:15amPickup and transfer to Halong Bay.12.00pm Arrival transfer to Signature Cruise.12:30pm You will be welcomed aboard and greeted with a complimentary drink. Check into your cabin and freshen up.1pm As we begin to cruise through the bay a special lunch of fresh seafood and an assortment of appetizi extraordinary limestone karst landscapesOan Lagoon Teapot and Monster Head Islets. Explore Vung Vieng Village by local rowing boats or kayaks to discover the interesting daily lives of its inhabitants. Signature Halong Cruise will stay close to Drum Cave for the evening.6:00pm Join Vietnamese cookingL)6:00am The nicest time of the day on Halong Bay is the morning. Head to the upper deck to participate in our daily Tai Chi sessions. Relax with an early morning cup of tea
From $383.00

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Money Matters -ATM @ Noi Bai Airport

Once you exit the customs at NoiBai Intl, there is an ATM machine areas from 6 different banks and there is no long queue either. Atms accept cash advance withdrawals from visa or mastercard credit...
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Legend of the Tortoise and Sword

The lake Ho Hoan Kiem means the lake of the sword returned.According to the legend, King Le Thai To was given a magical sword by a genie to help him defeat his enemies. After his victory, while on a...
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City closed at midnight

Favorite things about Hanoi are very few and far between. Having arrived at 1am because of a flight delay from Singapore, I was surprised to see that most of the city is basically closed. Not just...
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Ice-cream on a hot, hot day

The difference is, everyone who buys the ice-cream will loiter around this hall to eat it. No one seems to leave the place with the icecream. Ah... after some thoughts, we concluded that since most of...
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You have to at least try this ..

Pho Bo (Beef noodles) or the Pho Ga (Chicken noodles). You must at least try either of these if you are not so enthusiastic about the rest of the yummy foods I have posted. It is a bowl of very finely...
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Good for Baby, Good for you..

Smooth, white and tasty porridge .Topped with pieces of chicken floss and fried cruellers ("yau char kwai" - in Cantonese or "yew tiau" in Mandarin). Hmm..... yummyWe found this old lady selling this...
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Yummy Street Foods - Nem Cua Be/Fried Spring Rolls

Nem Cua Be or the fried Spring rolls - Fillings of meat and vegetables wrapped with crepe and deep fried. It is best eaten when it is still warm so that you can feel the crunciness of the skin and the...
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Yummy Street Foods - Banh Cuon Nong

Yummy is the word - we had this street food dish a couple times. It is made of glutinous rice flour mixed into a batter. The batter is then spread on hot plate to form a sort of a "crepe". Chopped...
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Post Box

The best way to send your postcard is giving it to your hotel ...but you can find some post boxes around HaNoiStamp 7,000 dong for postcar to Thailand ( and I guess in Asia as well ) --- it took 17...
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Film Developing

While in Vietnam, get your film developed there. Its many times cheaper than trying to get your film developed in the States and often times they offer to place the pictures on CD for free. The film...
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Sinh Cafe tour operator.

We only had a week to visit Vietnam, so we arranged a tour with Sinh Cafe. It was our best desition. They were so professional and friendly. Our stay in Vietnam with this company was perfect. And they...
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Money Changer - AGRI BANK

I changed SGD to Vietnamese Dong at Hanoi Airport. The rates is pretty decent. For 1SGD, you get VND9200. There is a few money changer at the airport after the gate. Check out all and compare the...
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Departure Airport Tax

Remember to keep USD14 for the departure airport tax (passenger service charges).You may purchase it after you have checkin at the airline counter.You can see that a special counter is set up just to...
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Travel Agent

There are many travel at the Old Quarters.For Halong Bay trip, I would suggest that you stay a night on the boat for the experience and to gaze at the stars at night on the deck chair.If you like...
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58 Hang Dao Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, 00844, Vietnam
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22 Ta Hien Street, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, 10000
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No. 3 Yen Thai, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi, 1000, Vietnam
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31 Hang Ga Str., Hoan Kiem, 1000
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65 Nguyen Huu Huan, Hanoi Viet Nam, 10000
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15 Ngo Quyen St, Hanoi, 10000, Vietnam
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Top Things to Do in Hanoi

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Water Puppet Show

I highly recommend tourist to spend an hour watching this show because you weren't be able to see this play in other countries. It really represent vietnam. It really talk about skill. Try to book in...
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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

No trip to Hanoi is complete without a trip to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum which stands in Ba Dinh Square and opened in 1975. Ho was Chairman of the Communist party from 1951 to his death in 1969 and read...
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Hoan Kiem Lake

And i mean early, like at 6 am !!!! You will be amazed how many locals are up at this hour of the day.Some of them will be on bicycles cycling around the lake, others will be jogging (seems to me the...
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Old Quarter

In the Old Quarter you will find many ladies with their carrying yokes, especially near Dong Xuan Market. They will wander the streets usually selling vegetables and fruit, often sitting down at the...
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Temple of Literature

The Temple of Literature is the place where students come to have their graduation photographs taken. It is the custom that their photographs are taken here before they leave college or university....
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Ha Long Bay

There are lots of places to read about the geography and geology of Ha Long Bay, and I'm not very good as an amateur historian, so I will leave that for other writers in this case. I'll limit...
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"The Adventure Continues in Hanoi ! Hanoi !"
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kokoryko

"Good morning Hanoi !"
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"Hanoi - City of the Soaring Dragon"
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"Hanoi"
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"Hanoi - City of Absorbing Sights and Sounds"
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