Travel Blogs from Hanoi, Vietnam

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Motorcycle diaries trial 1, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Motorcycle diaries trial 1

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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Heres the story of Vietnam so far.  Landing in Hanoi after comming from Bangkok is a whole new experiene as soon as the plane hits the tarmac.  Peering out of the airplane window, the terminal at the Hanoi aiport oozes communist ...

Ha Nói, Ha Long, Ha Bloody Cold!!, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Ha Nói, Ha Long, Ha Bloody Cold!!

A travel blog entry by bowney

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... a meal and our own TV's! Day 1 We found our driver as soon as we got out of the airport, and made our way to Vietnam's capital, Hanoi. Let me tell you, the city roads are like nothing I have ever seen....it's like a sea of motor bikes coming at you from ...

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 ...

Hanoi - Again, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Hanoi - Again

A travel blog entry by meercatvinny

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... road all over again. Probably because it was so relaxing and calm in Sa Pa and Ha Long Bay. Anayway, just one more day in Vietnam before we set off to our next country. I won't tell you where though, you'll just have to wait until the next ...

The Capital City, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

The Capital City

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... bad actually and there are photos of Senator John McCain visiting the prison museum back in 2000.  He was shot down over North Vietnam and held as a POW for over 5 years during the war.  He spent some of his time here.  It must have ...

Nanning to Hanoi, Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Nanning to Hanoi, Vietnam

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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... ; Immediately, upon walking into the Backpackers Hostel, we knew we were going to enjoy our time at both the hostel and in Vietnam.  There was a totally different atmosphere from China and a different kind of traveller. It was more like being back at ...

Signs, Hanoi, all over Asia, Vietnam travel blog

Signs

A travel blog entry by arewethere.yet

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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 ...

Motorcycle Madness, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Motorcycle Madness

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... our trip as she headed home to catch up with family and friends, especially her sister and new nephew Joe. I took a flight with Vietnam Airlines to Hanoi in an old rattly aircraft with well worn seats and not a tv in sight. The inflight food was amazing ...

What a crazy capital!, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

What a crazy capital!

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... a week in Laos, and Halong Bay's serene scenery and tranquil cruising (albeit with hundreds of other tourist boats), the bustle of Vietnam's capital came as quite a shock! We disembarked our Halong Bay junk at 8am on Monday the 25th, and, after a short ...

Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Vietnam

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Hanoi

A travel blog entry by el_condor

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Back in Hanoi - for Beer ...

A Lovely Airport, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

A Lovely Airport

A travel blog entry by johnbrianmess

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... smooth journey I expected, or the night out with some Danes I was planning to meet again! I flew with Vietnam Airlines from Luang Phabang to Hanoi- a great short flight, nothing like Lao Airlines! When I got to passport control however, things changed. ...

Midnight Not-So-Express, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Midnight Not-So-Express

A travel blog entry by bowney

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... and positive, but I fear this one may not be so jolly! We arrived back to Hanoi, and are to make our way down the coast of Vietnam to Hué. However, we are travelling by sleeper train.....and we booked too late to get a 'Soft Sleeper' so we are in a 'Hard ...

Good Morning Vietnam!!, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Good Morning Vietnam!!

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... nbsp;little snorted laugh at our expense. We also find it quite funny. Shutters down, the place is asleep. Our first impressions of Hanoi are as a sleepy little town - this is soon to be dispelled.We knock hopefully on the shutter and Hallelujia, the ...

Beer and Pizza, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Beer and Pizza

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Master of Puppets, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Master of Puppets

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Yeh heh Heh HEH!, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Yeh heh Heh HEH!

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Hanoi Lane is in my ears and in my eyes, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Hanoi Lane is in my ears and in my eyes

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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London Calling, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

London Calling

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Hanoi Over Night, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Hanoi Over Night

A travel blog entry by faff

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Just an over night after getting back from Halong Bay. We booked the train ticket the following morning to Sapa. Went to Mao's Red Lounge again. Our local in Hanoi : ...

Arriving in Nam, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Arriving in Nam

A travel blog entry by hils

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... to a nice hotel. I was relieved just to get off the bus after 24 hours of being unable to move. Vietnam is a huge culture shock after Laos. In Hanoi there are just so many people and bikes everywhere, it's noisy, smelly and polluted, but of all the ...

Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Hanoi

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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Getting lost in the 'Hangs' of Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Getting lost in the 'Hangs' of Hanoi

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... 1000 years ago is really beautiful and a nice place to wonder, also you can't get hit by a motorbike here.  Exploring Hanoi. We enjoyed relaxing and taking photos while sat on the small plastic chairs sipping tea and eating fresh spring rolls to ...

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