Travel Blogs from Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam

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Hanoi - Day 15, Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam travel blog

Hanoi - Day 15

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

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... for around two pounds. I had two cocktails, Andrew had two beers and our meal consisted for two mains and a side all for about £10! I loved Vietnam already! By this point it was about 10pm and we were tired from all the travelling and headed to ...

Hanoi - Day 16, Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam travel blog

Hanoi - Day 16

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

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Following our recent trend, I awoke at 1am with a massive feeling that something was wrong. I quickly checked my phone and found many messages from my mother. Luckily it was just that HSBC's Fraud Team had contacted my home saying that they were going to ...

Hanoi-street food and miniature furniture, Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam travel blog

Hanoi-street food and miniature furniture

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke

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Where to start with Hanoi! Well as soon as we got off the plane, even the immigration officers were there to greet us with a smile :-) and were very friendly. We got our bags then made our way outside,where our driver was waiting for us with a sign that ...

X-Mas Joy in Hanoi, Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam travel blog

X-Mas Joy in Hanoi

A travel blog entry by boazeneline

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... de speakers. Na een heerlijke lunch en een bezoek aan het mausoleum waar Ho Chi Minh, de grote, heilige communistische leider van Vietnam ligt opgebaard, zijn we teruggegaan naar het hotel. We zouden die avond met z'n 4'en uit eten gaan om kerstavond in ...

Pho Bo, Goi cuon, horrid sweet things., Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam travel blog

Pho Bo, Goi cuon, horrid sweet things.

A travel blog entry by fisksam

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So we here in Hanoi Vietnam trying some of the local food which is not as readily available than in Thailand but we managed still!! Pho Bo is the most popular of the street food! Pho is a wonderful aromatic broth or stock if u like, that simmers for hours ...

Hanoi-ing, Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam travel blog

Hanoi-ing

A travel blog entry by peanutspoppy

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... feature. The map we had stolen from the plane wasn't to scale but it did provide us with street names and we headed for the Hoan Kiem Lake that greeted us with a heavy mist. We were still in search of breakfast and the contemporary charm that we had read ...

Back in Hanoi , round 2, Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam travel blog

Back in Hanoi , round 2

A travel blog entry by joostes

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... and we needed to find some Christmas Eve accommodation. the Helios coffee bar (Ca Fe) was our best option right next to the Hoan Kiem lake. with WiFi as abundant in Hanoi as bottled water we quickly had options. This time around we trusted the Booking.Com ...

Vietnam, Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam travel blog

Vietnam

A travel blog entry by lars-erik

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... ver vaar moped for 1200kr ver. Med mopeder som hoertes ut som radiostyrte biler tok vi saa fatt paa veien nedover kysten av Vietnam. Veiene var majestetiske, utsikten var fantastisk og til tross for ett par-ti oljeskift paa veien kom vi etter tre dager ...

Hanoi day 2, Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam travel blog

Hanoi day 2

A travel blog entry by adam.paterson

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The sleep situation is still a problem. This time we got a total of 5 hours sleep waking up at 3am. There's lots for a person to do at this time in a hotel, starring at the roof, watching Vietnamese tv, writing blogs. We eventually got up at 7am, purely ...

Good morning Vietnam!, Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam travel blog

Good morning Vietnam!

A travel blog entry by calatorii

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... vizitat şi Imperial City datat din 1010 unde am văzut primul buncăr din viaţa noastră (construit pe vremea razboiului din Vietnam). Buncărul era la 9 m sub pămānt şi cu o uşă groasă de fier la fel ...

Gam mon, Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam travel blog

Gam mon

A travel blog entry by coralee

... to visit Ho Chi Mings Mausoleum complex, which has his restored body, flag, museum old house and a pagoda. Looked around at history of Vietnam which was interesting. Went to the night market, which is so huge. The next day we went to the prison that the ...

13hours to 24hours, Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam travel blog

13hours to 24hours

A travel blog entry by hayleyannbambi

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We arrive in Hanoi around 4pm and after a night of rain on our stop start journey it seems our bus had had to wade through lakes along the way as my entire pack was soaked!! Thankfully I keep most my clothes in the laundry plastic from the previous wash ...

So Long To The Dong!, Hoan Kiem District,  Vietnam travel blog

So Long To The Dong!

A travel blog entry by stortney

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... , cuttlefish-watching... We were rudely interrupted reminiscing by the woman at the street food stall trying to overcharge us for the pho so never did decide on a highlight but did say Vietnam gets a huge tick in the Would Recommend To A Friend ...

Back in the City, Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam travel blog

Back in the City

A travel blog entry by chopstiks

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... while others mysteriously made it under the table. Probably better not to know... Early mornings in Hanoi locals can be found around Hoan Kiem Lake. Before the heat drags everyone to a slow crawl the lake is busy with all sorts of activities. We had read ...

Dazed, Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam travel blog

Dazed

A travel blog entry by ncpalmer

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Spent most of the day wandering around, taking in the various characters of Hanoi. Also went to Hoa Lo prison, which was a bit of a disappointment really. The electricity had gone for that day so I couldn't read anything and even if I could the ...

Vietnam final!, Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam travel blog

Vietnam final!

A travel blog entry by calatorii

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... ţa de la A - Z. - am văzut un "mort viu" de 44 de ani. - am văzut urmele războiului din Vietnam: o închisoare, un buncăr, telefoane, hărţi şi nişte lăzi în care credem (de dragul nostru şi ...

We have arrived., Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam travel blog

We have arrived.

A travel blog entry by bahnmi_and_we

... and eventually we make it there about 15 minutes later. What a start. We get to our room that is actually VERY nice in Vietnam, and probably American standards. We have AC (it is HOT here!), a TV, private bathroom and even free bottled water (can't drink ...

Water Puppet Theatre, Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam travel blog

Water Puppet Theatre

A travel blog entry by linda1davechina

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Last night we walked around the small Lake Hoan Kiem, between the Old Quarter and the French Quarter. The French architecture was gorgeous, and with the huge leafy green trees everywhere, it was spectacular. a cocktail by the lake seemed compulsory and ...

Last few days in Vietnam!, Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam travel blog

Last few days in Vietnam!

A travel blog entry by adelecarroll

... favourite countries! We headed to the airport with some anticipation ahead of our flight to Bangkok as we were flying with a Vietnam budget airline that no one had really heard off. Their promotion videos showed air stewards in shorts and belly tops ...

Day 14, Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam travel blog

Day 14

A travel blog entry by julianait

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... were all wary. We followed this with an egg coffee which was fantastic. Back on the bus and off to the Museum of Ethnology. In Vietnam there are 54 ethnic minorities. We spent nearly 2 hours there and it was quite interesting. Back on the bus to where we ...

First ever blog! Last day in Vietnam, Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam travel blog

First ever blog! Last day in Vietnam

A travel blog entry by nicktracey

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... but to get the ball rolling i am going to create my first entry based on the last 24 hours:) It's my final day in Vietnam (Saturday / yesterday) and started off at around 0700 in Hanoi Backpackers. Woke up and took advantage of the free Scramby and toast ...

Mission ABC: Avoid the Booze Cruise, Hoan Kiem District,  Vietnam travel blog

Mission ABC: Avoid the Booze Cruise

A travel blog entry by stortney

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We arrived in Vietnam's capital tired from the journey but chomping at the bit to organise our boat trip to Halong Bay. We want to get going tomorrow as it's Ellen's birthday and where better to spend a birthday but seeing one of the natural wonders of ...

Museum, French Quarter, Markets & Water Puppet, Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam travel blog

Museum, French Quarter, Markets & Water Puppet

A travel blog entry by bee.sass

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... out the area and eventually found the National Museum, we spent a good hour or so going through the museum and learning about Vietnam's history. We then headed to Hanoi's local market, it was four levels high and stacked high with shoes, bags, home ...

Overnight train to Sapa, Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam travel blog

Overnight train to Sapa

A travel blog entry by adelecarroll

So we didn't really want to get any more overnight trains after the last journey but the quickest and most common way to reach Sapa is by train. The train journey between Hanoi and Sapa is a little different to other trains as they have 'tourist' ...

RETURN TO HANIO, Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam travel blog

RETURN TO HANIO

A travel blog entry by lyndaandfrank1

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... wine/beer looking out over the Sapa Hills. Caught night train back to Hanoi, again very lucky with our cabin, shared with a young Australian couple. One night in hotel then up in the morning to catch flight to south Vietnam, Saigon for three nights. X ...

401, Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam travel blog

401

A travel blog entry by sibyllejuerg

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Frühstück mit Brioche, frischem Baguette und Rosinenbrot :-)! Mal was Nettes zur Abwechslung, wenn auch nicht ganz so frisch, wie es vielleicht tönt... Gestärkt für den Bus-Boot-Bus-Trip nach Hanoi geht's los! Unkomplizierte ...

Hanoi 3, Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam travel blog

Hanoi 3

A travel blog entry by cam_and_leah

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... treated the prisoners of war really very well. Tbis may not be the case but one of the prisoners went to become an ambassador to vietnam after the war, so I'd say the chancea are good that there's a lot of truth in the information. They have a picture of ...

Last night in Vietnam ...and another country, Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam travel blog

Last night in Vietnam ...and another country

A travel blog entry by emmavarney

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... hanoi. I checked it to my hotel, which was beautiful...very flash and everyone lovely, great place to enjoy my last night in Vietnam. I went out to find some Vietnamese food for my last night...I really want to try some from the street, it smells amazing ...

The Women's Museum and a Food Tour, Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam travel blog

The Women's Museum and a Food Tour

A travel blog entry by linda1davechina

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... been here for six weeks, with Sam teaching at a school nearby. After traveling the world last year, they chose to live in Vietnam for a year. I can understand why. It was great meeting them, and hopefully we will see them again soon. The Women's Museum ...

Day 1, Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam travel blog

Day 1

A travel blog entry by bahnmi_and_we

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... are no tensions between the US and Vietnam, seeing the shot down aircraft and looking at the peices of history from the Vietnam War. It was a differente experience. It is history though, and it may be protraying biasly depending on what county you're in, ...

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