Travel Blogs from Hanoi, Vietnam

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Departing Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Departing Vietnam

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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... sent K into a frenzied spin, and within the hour she was sporting another North Face duck down jacket.  We went to Vietnam about 5 years ago and it was a painful experience, but this trip has been superb.  Hanoi was most definitely returnable, ...

Motorbike?, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Motorbike?

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... I headed over the road for a tasty tuna baguette before walking some more to the Ho Lo Prison Museum otherwise known as the "Hanoi Hilton" by the American POWs kept here during the war. The prison had a number of displays and information about its history ...

Ho Chi Mingin'.., Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Ho Chi Mingin'..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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Welcome to the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Hanoi. On first impressions Hanoi is sophisticated, modern, and yet maintains a touch of the old at every turn. It has broad boulevards, lush trees, ugly governmental institutions, and dozens ...

A dog is for dinner not just for Christmas!, Hanoi and Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

A dog is for dinner not just for Christmas!

A travel blog entry by lizandsimon

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... I am not talking Crufts. Nearly every restaurant advertise Thit Chao which basically means dog meat. It is served all around Vietnam but is particularly a Northern Speciality and supposed to be good for colds. We decided to stick with Paracetamol! We ...

The Water Puppet Theatre, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

The Water Puppet Theatre

A travel blog entry by dane

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... so seemingly otherworldly.  It was one of the coolest things we've done in Asia.  So there's a redeeming quality of Hanoi.  The show was so impressive that it made me forget all the noise and pollution and chaos.  That's quite an ...

Nothing is open in this place!, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Nothing is open in this place!

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... painted in gold, against the clear blue sky. We then got a tuk tuk to deliver us to the airport to catch our first Vietnam Air flight to Hanoi. At the airport we tried top get on the earlier flight to Hanoi but no luck. We also tried to get rid of ...

Motorcycles Galore, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Motorcycles Galore

A travel blog entry by el_condor

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Hanoi - Capital of Vietnam, faded French grandeur, Uncle Ho's communist legacy...and more bloody motorcycles that you can possibly imagine. Cars, it appears, are a recent invention, at least as far as the Hanoians are concerned. Here, the motorcycle ...

The rest of Vietnam... (original title isn't it?), Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

The rest of Vietnam... (original title isn't it?)

A travel blog entry by philthy

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... of what used to be a "Love Market" in Sapa. It has, in recent years, degraded from this intercultural meeting of Vietnam's youth to a more touristed display of the local culture. Still, it was interesting. We walked around we spotted one man selling ...

Moped madness and gorgeous girls, All Around, Vietnam travel blog

Moped madness and gorgeous girls

A travel blog entry by littleaitch

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... it that a photograph will never really truly capture or do justice to. Ruth joined me again for my last stop in Vietnam - Hanoi. Andy, his body, great organising skills and humour were sadly somewhere else. Having found out I'd been dumped by my ...

Train to Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Train to Hanoi

A travel blog entry by dane

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... on the way back to Hanoi.  It wasn't 5-star, but it was a hell of a lot better than the ride to Sapa.  Once back in Hanoi, we immediately headed to Haiphong by train, then caught a ferry to Cat Ba island, the jumping off point for Halong ...

Beautiful...City, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Beautiful...City

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... the nickname of the prison where firstly the French kept Vietnamese, but more famously, the Vietnamese kept American pilots during the Vietnam war. We were actually half an hour early, so wandered around a local market, only to be revolted by seeing a ...

Back to the Madness, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Back to the Madness

A travel blog entry by meercatvinny

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Back to Hanoi for a day before heading to Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Island. We arrived in the train station at about 5.30 am and even though it was ridiculously early the place was still mad. All around the central lake there were people doing excercises ...

Another day doing absolutely nowt!!, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Another day doing absolutely nowt!!

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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After a good lie in this morning followed by the free buffet breakfast, we had to decide whether we wanted to actually get off our asses today. The decision was - maybe. We knew we had to go and collect our visas today at 3pm, so we will probably set out ...

Heart and soul of Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Heart and soul of Vietnam

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... will reach on time as we didn't anticipate the train would take 50 minutes).   Back to Hanoi.... Even though Hanoi it is the capital of Vietnam it seems to be Saigon's little sister. In many ways it is similar but has a much stronger French ...

At long last - RAIN!!! We needed it!, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

At long last - RAIN!!! We needed it!

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... to get some sightseeing done without collapsing through dehydration every 10 yards! So off we set. The first port of call was the "Hanoi Hilton". You will probably know that this is not a hotel but a war prison used by the French and then the ...

From Hillbillies back to City Slickers, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

From Hillbillies back to City Slickers

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... a pool, so we may just park up on their drive for about a week!!! That will scare them. It's been a fantastic tour of Vietnam and one I would recommend. We had a really good group of people on the tour as well and hopefully we can stay friends with ...

Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Hanoi

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... Prison. Formerly used by French colonialists to house dissident Vietnamese "revolutionaries", it later became the Hanoi Hilton for US POWs during the Vietnam War. Its most famous inmate was US Presidential candidate John McCain, whose captured artefacts ...

Breakdancing with Lenin, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Breakdancing with Lenin

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... among my worst travel experiences...EVER! This time around we thankfully shortened the journey to a pleasant 45-minute flight to Hanoi on Vietnam Airlines, possibly the best $60 I have ever spent! Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam. Having visited a lot ...

Halong Bay - Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Halong Bay - Hanoi

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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... and the Citadel. We were back in the Old Quarter in time for lunch. Huge filled baguettes, delicious and available all over Hanoi. Rene's had enough cycling and decides to check emails received. I do a few more laps of Hanoi and find and photograph ...

New friends, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

New friends

A travel blog entry by eric

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... .  He was working for one of the big 3 American autos at the time.  Around 2001, his request to transfer to Vietnam was granted.  This year he left to open his own business.  His main store is in Hanoi's first shopping mall that ...

Around Hanoi with Uncy Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Around Hanoi with Uncy Ho

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... all dedicated to Confucius on inception. The main reason it's here is that it was the site of the first university in Vietnam, established in 1076, and to house 82 marble stelae that record the details of men who received Doctorates at the university ...

Good Morning Vie.... sorry, can't do it, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Good Morning Vie.... sorry, can't do it

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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... November 2nd Early rise to get to the airport. Nearly missed my flight as the queue for Thai airlines was horrendous. Fortunately, Hanoi passengers were called to the front, and when I got there was informed that I had been upgraded to Business class! ...

Touring Halong Bay and Sapa, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Touring Halong Bay and Sapa

A travel blog entry by jill_and_andy

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... that sold colorful yarns and embroidery. On the way to Lao Cai, where we would catch the night train back to Hanoi, we stopped at the Vietnam-China border for a quick photo opportunity. We are now in Hanoi until tomorrow morning when we leave for our ...

Mad+character+limestone in the sea, Hanoi and Ha Long Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Mad+character+limestone in the sea

A travel blog entry by mimmik

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... Ho--Ho Chi Minh--on display in a massive, squat mausoleum. Halong Bay--Signed up for yet another tour (!) from Hanoi (but swore it would be my last in Vietnam...) and had a terrific 3-day cruise on a boat in this gorgeous area of the South China ...

Vietnam or Bust!, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Vietnam or Bust!

A travel blog entry by mikeandheather

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... not about to let any temporary, tobacco-inflicted brain damage get in the way of our plans. So there you have it - India is behind us, Vietnam is our home for the next month and we couldn't be happier. We are in Sapa now and it ROCKS! We'll fill you ...

Capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Capital of Vietnam

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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... amount of bus time, 24 hours on and off, and a full recovery from the hangover from hell, we arrive in the capital of Vietnam in the north of the country. Although the weather from Hue was wet, the weather here is noticeably cold (not compared to home), ...

Hanoi... you really do annoy!!!, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Hanoi... you really do annoy!!!

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... What a great birthday present that was. See you there....hopefully Love Thomas and Hollie x x x P.s. sorry that there are no pictures of Hanoi, there were a few sights but to be honest compared to other areas in Vietnam it really wasn't worth visiting!!! ...

Not so Express on Hong Kong Express, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Not so Express on Hong Kong Express

A travel blog entry by kevinmoss

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... like that scene from Airplane where people keep having to run to a different gate!  Hilarious.  We boarded our flight to Vietnam and the plane was stifling hot.  It was pretty much hot the entire flight.  We arrived in Hanoi at around ...

The Perfume Pagoda, Duc, Vietnam travel blog

The Perfume Pagoda

A travel blog entry by dane

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... -car accident on I-35 can close all 4 lanes for several hours in Austin, but the burning vehicle was only a minor inconvenience in Hanoi.  I'm not sure who decided the fire wouldn't eventually reach the gas tank and light up the sky with an early New ...

Hanoid, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Hanoid

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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... and jump in a cab to the Hanoi Opera Hilton. We have lunch next door with Ma and Pa, at Highland Coffee. (Vietnam's equivilant to Starbucks.) We don't do much during the afternoon, we chill out at the pool and run around our bedroom like kids, ...

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