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Motorbikes Rule The Road

Not that long ago, traveling by bicycle was the way to go. Now, with the influx of millions of inexpensive Honda knock-offs from China, $500 gets you a new motorcycle! Everybody has them now.

These women were on their way to a wedding.

For a cheap thrill ride hop on the back of a moto-taxi and ride around town for around $1.

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Dec 30, 2004

Like A Flood

The picture confirms you that this sure is the city of Hanoi. Its where you will see a flood of motorbikes all around. If you dare, rent a motorbike and join the honking parade. I bet it'd be a fun experience.

If you wanna rent one, walk around the Old Quarter. When you spot tens of motorbikes lined up..that is where you can rent one.

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Oct 22, 2004

Take a ride on a motorcycle

Within the town centre you can easily ask people for a ride on their motorbike. This gives them an extra pocket money. For ca. 6000 DONG (US 0,40) you go everywhere whithin ca 4 KM on the backseat. Very fast and efficient. This service is called: SE HOMME, that´s what you must ask for.

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Jul 27, 2004

Motorcycle Around Hanoi

Just like other areas of Vietnam, motorcycle is the way to go. Everyone is willing to give a ride to the "rich Westerner," so you never have to wander far until you find a willing driver. It is cheap, usually negotiated down to $1 or $2 per hour. These guys also know where the big tourist sights are so they may take you places you didn't know existed or hadn't planned to visit.

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Jul 01, 2004
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Motorbike - but take care!

I found it very convenient to get around Hanoi by motobike, but watch out for the terrible traffic! Accidents are very common and it is dangerous!

At almost every shop are 'motorbike parks' with guards who look for the bikes for some dong.
If the bike gets broken, don't worry: Vietnam is very service oriented. Everywhere along the roads you will find someone who offers you repair service. Also 'mobile filling stations' are easy to find.
Just the grade of service is sometimes debatable ;-)
Always lock your bike!

Feb 04, 2003

Motorcycle Taxi

Motorcycle taxi is everywhere in Vietnam and is a good way to get aroud but please bargain with them and agree on a price before you start your journey.

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Apr 12, 2008

project manager into the traffic....

wonderful, funny experience, on the motorbike of my interpreter Hien, into the Hanoi traffic, it's crazy...but so funny to be into the real life of Vietnamese people...

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"Good morning Hanoi !"
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"Hanoi - City of the Soaring Dragon"
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"Hanoi - City of Absorbing Sights and Sounds"
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Things To Do in Hanoi

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Indochina Junk

Indochina Junk ran our tour to and of Ha Long Bay. We took the Dragon Legend tour, which is one night. It began with pick up from our hotel (also arranged by IJ) in a luxury van at 7.30am - we were...
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City View Cafe

Having visited Hanoi 5 times,i generally like to visit City view Cafe on the 5th floor over looking Hoan Kiem Lake with a nice Bia Hoi. Sadly over the years i feel the standard of service has gone...
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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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Ngoc Son Temple

A short walk from the Old Quarter, along the east side of Hoan Kiem lake, this small temple is located on a little island on the lake. To reach the temple, you have to cross a charming and very...
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Women's Museum

This interesting exhibition on Hanoi’s street vendors was on display, upstairs, at the Women’s Museum and is well worthy of a visit even if the main museum part, downstairs, isn’t! It exhibits many...
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Old Quarter

Last month, me and my friend headed in Hanoi to attend a wedding of my friend. She married a vietnamese man so we went to hanoi to joined with her. But Hanoi is so beutiful so we decided to stay more...
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