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We arrived in Hanoi eventually, our flight was only 8 hours delayed thanks to JetStar Pacific, who we will never fly with again, not one of their staff apologized for the delay!!
By the time we got to our hotel it was 10.30pm so we pretty much checked in and went to sleep!
We had …
Hanoi can hit you the wrong way at first encounter. The never ending rush of motorbikes in the Old Quarter, the noise, the vendors crowding the narrow sidewalks and the seeming chaos it brings. Coming directly from China, it appears that Hanoi is a poorer city than the ones we have visited to date. But dig deeper beyond the surface and it doesn't …
Visited Ho Chi Minh Mausoleoum
-No photos allowed inside
-1000s of people
-Lots and lots of pushing,shoving and queue cutting
-Changing of the guards
-Strict rules of etiquette
-More organised chaos
Return to Old Quarter on a …
Relaxed flight into Hanoi on Vietnam airlines. Took the first offered taxi into the city - which was not a good move.... the taxi was not actually a taxi and did not take us to the location of the hotel we wanted. Instead he took us to a hotel that obviously pays him commission to bring tourists there. THe place was one of the roughest and busiest …
... for the cooking session...
I was feeling optimistic and relieved, and the two of us strolled into Hanoi and had lunch at Orchid restaurant, where we met the head chef, Tien, and ate a lot of good salad - Morning Glory with Beansprouts and Green Papaya salad. My favourite herb of the day was used on the morning glory salad, which was covered in what Tien called 'Lemon Mint'. It's something I'd like to look into growing back home ...
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We did not stay at Indochina Hotel until we were back from Sapa, but rather spend 2 nights at the sister hotel Hidden Charm Hotel which did not have any entry for me to choose for reviews.
This hotel as my wife commented the best hotel stay in the whole Vietnam trip. It really like a hidden gem each room has its own theme and the location just hidden at the corner of the Hanoi best shopping area. Food and places for shopping all just within 5 to 10 minutes walking.
Staffs are really friendly and helpful too.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.