Travel Blogs from Hanoi, Vietnam

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

We're in Hanoi, Honk your Horn!, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

We're in Hanoi, Honk your Horn!

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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... with people doing their morning exercises. The Temple of Literature was pretty cool in as it was the first university in Vietnam established in 1070.  And honestly the poor air quality and noise held us back from walking to explore the entire ...

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!!! ...

Hanoi and the continued rain..., Hanoi - Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Hanoi and the continued rain...

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... of the opera house and went to see the famous water puppets of Hanoi which was one of the best things we did in Vietnam. The puppets are manipulated by handlers who stand in water up to their wastes behing a screen and the puppets depict scenes from the ...

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, ...

We saw Ho Chi Minh yesterday!, Hoi An to Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

We saw Ho Chi Minh yesterday!

A travel blog entry by laurenandjack

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... . We also experienced the traditional Vietnamese art form of water puppetry, which is believed to have originated in Northern Vietnam in the 11th century. It basically involves puppets dancing in a pool of water, and was most likely invented by ...

Week Twenty Two - Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Week Twenty Two - Hanoi

A travel blog entry by petenic360

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... . Collect our laundry from Hotel 59. Book flights to Hong Kong in tour operator opposite for $290 each with the dreaded Vietnam Airlines. Call into several recommended restaurants, Club Met, Club Opera, and The Sofitel Hotel but all too expensive so end ...

City Tour, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

City Tour

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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... style. One evening we went to the "Dao Thuc Water Puppetry Troupe" which gave us a real feeling for traditional art in Vietnam. Puppetry is closely connected to daily rural life of the hard-working farmers in the rice fields. Next, on our tour was ...

Uncle Ho and the Scam Boys, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Uncle Ho and the Scam Boys

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... still maintaining socialism as a base. With this in mind, Ho probably sees a bright future for Vietnam. For hours, I also walked the bustling streets of Hanoi with its decrepit beauty, frenetic order, and moments of peace along the West Lake. ...

Ha Long Bay & Hanoi - Day 120, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Ha Long Bay & Hanoi - Day 120

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... the poor guys body. Back in Europe the road would have been closed for hours. Feels like life is cheap on the roads of Vietnam. Only the lower half of his body was covered, so his face was clearly visible. An extremely harrowing sight. Staying at the ...

Halong bay and the Treasure Junk, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Halong bay and the Treasure Junk

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... villagers. It turned out to be a really cool experience, as we were able to witness the lifestyle of a minority group of Vietnam. The tour ended with a stop at a pearl farming operation. Where they explained how the pearls were placed inside the ...

Erica fancy a dog BBQ, Erica, Erica.... Erica?, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Erica fancy a dog BBQ, Erica, Erica.... Erica?

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We arrived at about 7am in Hanoi the capital of Vietnam and oddly saw a man with a piece of paper with our names on it. We grabbed the bags and again he tried to speak to me, in the kind of mood only a bus insomniac can understand I let Erica speak to ...

Hue in a manger (pronounced Hway by the way!), Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Hue in a manger (pronounced Hway by the way!)

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... some of the pages printed upside down is in fact a fake. I learn this only because the lonely planet guide actually tells you that Vietnam makes a series of fake books which don't last any time at all - so whatever you do don't buy them as they are very ...

Hello Hanoi - Subtle Differences, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Hello Hanoi - Subtle Differences

A travel blog entry by adeleray

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... much smaller then Saigon but the prices for food seemed to be higher for everything not that it was that much considering it's Vietnam. A lot more backpackers and tourists are up here, I guess because the weather is cooler then down south. Upon arrival I ...

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