Travel Blogs from Hanoi, Vietnam

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Exploring Old Quarter Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Exploring Old Quarter Hanoi

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Had a lie in and fantastic french bread with butter and jam and a coffee (feels weird doing this in Vietnam but they sell french bread and cakes everywhere). Decide to just wander today so virtually walk through every street in Old Quarter seeing ...

Hoi An & Hanoi - Day 116-117, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Hoi An & Hanoi - Day 116-117

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... and folklore. A traditional live band accompanies the the visual show. Really impressive art-form. The puppeteers in Hanoi are suppose to be the best in Vietnam. Really enjoyed the show even though I didn't understand a word being said, but you can get ...

Conspiracy Theory, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Conspiracy Theory

A travel blog entry by bonkers

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... thought along those lines - I don't think the Americans really knew what they were letting themselves in for when they attacked Vietnam did they? These guys have sucessively defeated the Chinese, the French, the British Royal Marines, the US and all other ...

Daysleeper, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Daysleeper

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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The Bus Ride, Vientiane to Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

The Bus Ride

A travel blog entry by barrettbingley

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I have finally made it to Hanoi. What an freaking epic that was! First I got on the bus from Vientiane at 6pm, we got 3 hours down the road and the bus broke down. After people getting choked at the driver that no contingency plan was in place, I ...

Meeting Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Meeting Ho

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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EXTRA, EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT Greetings all you chook lovers from downtown Hanoi. Shock horror but Anal and I just couldn't keep up with the Ab Fab girls and their Bollie Stollies so we just had to lose them for the time being. But wait there is ...

Vietnam Tour of Duty: Hanoi to the DMZ, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Vietnam Tour of Duty: Hanoi to the DMZ

A travel blog entry by jeroen

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... rules, driving in Hanoi is not as dangerous as it looks at first glance, and even can be fun. Motorbikes are the backbone of Vietnam's transport sector; there's nothing you can't strap on to one. Things I saw on a motorbike: - a cage with dozens of ...

At the end of our tethers, Shithole, Vietnam travel blog

At the end of our tethers

A travel blog entry by bonkers

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... lunatic from the, The Green City Hotel, has the full wrath and might of the American Embassy weighing down on him - but in Vietnam, I doubt it. I just went out for breakfast. I was hassled by 47 people. Yesterday I finally got my Russian visa, so ...

Ho Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Ho Hoan Kiem

A travel blog entry by dane

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The Old Quarter is on the northern end of Ho Hoan Kiem - the Lake of the Restored Sword.  This lake is the setting for an important Vietnamese legend:   "The Viet hero Le Loi was given a magic sword with which to fight the Chinese by the ...

Flight to Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Flight to Hanoi

A travel blog entry by dane

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... decisions.  Some are difficult and some are quite simple.  When we explored our options as to how to get from Laos to Vietnam, we found that this decision was simple.    Option 1:  We could take a $20, 25-hour bus ride through ...

Trade is the new coloniser, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Trade is the new coloniser

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... first stage of a trade agreement, reducing tariffs on trade between China and the five founding countries of the bloc - Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. In 2015, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Burma will also join the trade ...

Good morning Vietnam!!!, Ho Chi Mi, Mekong Delta......, Vietnam travel blog

Good morning Vietnam!!!

A travel blog entry by martinandheike

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... as she ripped her clothes off to stop the burning of her skin, it's a powerful depiction of the controlling forces in Vietnam. It's powerful stuff). When leaving the museum a Vietnamese guy asked martin if he was American "No, No oh no defiantly not". ...

Hit the beaches and northbound!!!, Mui Ne, Dalat, Hoi An, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Hit the beaches and northbound!!!

A travel blog entry by martinandheike

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... following day we then booked an open bus ticket which is priced from $21 which allows you to travel throughout the entire length of Vietnam, getting on and off wherever you like (as long a you've booked it ahead!!).We were warned that the buses would take ...

House Arrest, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

House Arrest

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Hanoi, Part II.. same same, but (way) different, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Hanoi, Part II.. same same, but (way) different

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... each other, we may even become friends - Maya Angelou 2 Becomes 4 As already noted myself and Cal made it to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, in one piece where we hooked up with a mate of mine from home, Pat. Pat brought his mate Dave with him... ...

La vache qui rit, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

La vache qui rit

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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An Intrepid Ending, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

An Intrepid Ending

A travel blog entry by chowie

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... then endured another long trip back into Hanoi. Tonight was the end of the tour. After 27 days (12 days in Cambodia and 15 days in Vietnam) of touring, my time as a group member had come to an end. It was a little bit sad as I've come to know everybody ...

Motorbikes Mayhem, And A Mission., Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Motorbikes Mayhem, And A Mission.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... yous we finally escaped and set out on foot to find a toilet first, then food, laughing all the way about our experience. Hanoi is a delight. The footpaths and streets are wide and hassling is at a minimum. Food is cheap and delicious and there are the ...

The Old Quarter and a few other things, Hanio and Ha Long Bay, Vietnam travel blog

The Old Quarter and a few other things

A travel blog entry by barrettbingley

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... , please realize I am racing the snow to Tibet. I want to spend the whole of October in Tibet so south Vietnam loses out. Another time. So Hanoi, for me, was all about the Old Quarter. I did the Lonely Planet walking tour with two Canadian girls ...

Hanoi aka Motorcycle City, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Hanoi aka Motorcycle City

A travel blog entry by canuckdive

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We hitchhiked and local bused it from Sapa through the Northwest of Vietnam, through Dien Bien Phu, en route to Hanoi. I got my haircut on the side of the road in some rural town - see attached photos. Needless to say, communication was a problem and I am ...

Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Hanoi

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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Good morning Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Good morning Vietnam

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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Alarm went off unceremoniously at 5:30am so that I could be ready for our 7:45 flight to Hanoi in Vietnam. Got into a tuk-tuk and got the price down from the rip-off he originally wanted. The airport was surprisingly nice although very small and basic. ...

Nanning - Hannoi - Halong Bay, Hannoi, Vietnam travel blog

Nanning - Hannoi - Halong Bay

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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... Bien Bridge. He is difficult to follow as his pronunciation isn't the best and he talks fast. He's the Norman Collier of Vietnam Tourism. His prefix to absolutely everything he sais is "scuse me my friend". So apart from his historical monologues it's an ...

Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Vietnam

A travel blog entry by ad_n_caz

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... started our journey in Saigon, now called Ho Chi Minh city, after the founder and president of the new democratic Vietnam - Uncle Ho. I prefer the name Saigon though, gives a romantic impression of young beautiful Vietnamese girls in their long flowing ...

The Towers of Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

The Towers of Hanoi

A travel blog entry by faff

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... of shops / merchants on the street. So you will see whole streets with just shoe shops or textile shops or whatever. Also in Hanoi if a resturant / bar / hotel gets a good name, copies with the same name spring up all over the place and you never know ...

Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Hanoi

A travel blog entry by kevandsian

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Hi Guys, You can read our update from Vietnam in our entry from Vientiane, Laos Peoples Dem Rep entitled 'Touring Vietnam with the Irish and Rum!'. Cheers, K & ...

Dollars, Visas, Post Office & Chill, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Dollars, Visas, Post Office & Chill

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... to have some in the wallet for when we go to Laos on Wednesday. We had to show the bank my passport and proof we were leaving Vietnam!! I don't know if this was for the money or just because she wanted to know when the hell we were going to get out of her ...

Everything Happens in Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Everything Happens in Hanoi

A travel blog entry by canaussie

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... between November and January where embalming experts would do the necessary maintenance and then he would be shipped back. However, Vietnam now has the technology and experts available to do this macabre task themselves. For lack of an appropriate word, ...

Sleeper bus between Hue and Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Sleeper bus between Hue and Hanoi

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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... des problèmes d'être un étranger et un voyageur est que vous devez faire confiance aux gens à qui vous parlez et ici au Vietnam, très souvent, on nous ment en plein visage, sans même avoir une légère ombre de culpabilité. Bien que nous avions ...

Hanoi in 1 day, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Hanoi in 1 day

A travel blog entry by froglin81

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... far and (although I'm probably speaking too soon) we haven't been hassled much at all here, compared to other towns/cities in Vietnam. It's much prettier here than Saigon and really peaceful round by the lake in the centre of the Old Quarter, plus it ...

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