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A Comprehensive Guide to Vietnamese Food in Hanoi

Traveling is not only about fitting in every beautiful scene and landmark, but it’s also about experiencing the local food. To me, Hanoi doesn’t just represent the beauty of an old city, it also gives me a lens, a delicious lens at that, in which to view our rich Vietnamese culture…through its food. Confessions of […]

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A Guide to Living in Hanoi as a Local

Moving to a completely different country and culture can be shocking at first and moving to Hanoi, Vietnam can seem especially daunting. This is even the case for Vietnamese people from other provinces. There is a language barrier, it is difficult to find accurate information, and living in a new city is intimidating. Nevertheless, more […]

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Only Local People Know: Seven Distinct Areas in Hanoi

As a city of migrants from different cities and countries, Hanoi is a multi-faceted gathering place with numerous areas that suit different types of people. If you are moving here long-term, get to know these neighborhoods like a local. If Hanoi is mentioned, almost everyone will think of the ancient beauty of the Old Quarter, […]

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Socially Responsible Travel in Hanoi (Travel and Give Back to the Community)

Hanoi is amazing. It does not only have good food, countless beautiful attractions but many social entrepreneurs are taking action to make their country develop sustainably. These projects are operating based on a great cause but they are still producing high-quality products with care. As travelers, we can visit these locations to experience good services […]

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See & Do Guide to Hanoi (A Full Two Day Itinerary!)

While you’re in Hanoi, why not spice up your stay with some delicious local specialties, street food, and Vietnamese coffee? After all, eating local food is the only way to really get to know a place! Small alleys crammed with food stalls, delicious smells filling the air of the quaint Old Town streets and imposing […]

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Best Places for a Romantic Valentine’s Date in Hanoi

Though Tet’s atmosphere is not over yet, Hanoians still welcome Valentine’s Day. In the cold of Hanoi during the early days of the year, the people of Vietnam are truly happy, especially when they have an excuse to spend another holiday with their loved ones. Hanoi is even more special because of its inherent romance. […]

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Northern Nomads: Guide to House Rentals in Hanoi (All Budgets)

Hanoi has proved to be not just a city for tourists, but also a place for many expats to settle down in with a new energetic life. Give this article a read on rentals in Hanoi to start your new journey. Overview of Hanoi As the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has a very different atmosphere […]

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Guide to Northern Vietnam: Hanoi and the Mountains Beyond

Many provinces in Northern Vietnam remain under-visited by travelers. Here is an insightful guide to our top pick destinations in North Vietnam: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Sa Pa, Mai Chau, Ha Giang, Cao Bang, and Ninh Binh. Northern Vietnam has to be one of the most enchanting places in the world, it constantly finds itself […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Hanoi Airport (Noi Bai International)

Noi Bai international airport is the 2nd biggest transport hub in Vietnam, located on Soc Son district, which is about 27 kilometers from the city center of Hanoi. With the acreage of 139.216m2, the airport welcomes 15 million passengers yearly. If this is your first time to Hanoi, Vietnam, here are 12 things that you […]

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Must-Visit Traditional Handicraft Villages Around Hanoi

Whether you are looking for an experience boost for your adventure, or simply wondering why people consider traditional handicraft villages around Hanoi invaluable relics of Vietnam, this article will answer your questions and maybe point you in a direction you have never been before! Why not visit some of the most treasurable relics of Vietnam […]

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The 5 Must-try Dishes in Hanoi – Breakfast Edition!

A Vietnamese breakfast blog that does not include Pho?? How rare! Vietnam, the country with an exotic food culture, never fails to surprise travelers. There are dozens of types of noodles, different versions of pancakes, and tons of distinctive dishes made from rice flour. Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh are the two big cities of […]

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How to Get From Hanoi to Sapa on Your Own

Sapa is a luring faraway paradise, up in a craggy mountain of northeastern Vietnam. Getting there seems like a real chore for travelers but I will give you the necessary tools to make this trip stress-free in this detailed article.  Sapa is a luring faraway paradise, up in an impressive mountain of northeastern Vietnam. Getting […]

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Getting From Hanoi To Ha Long Bay

Nominated as one of the new Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Ha Long Bay is definitely a must-see for those who travel to Vietnam. Getting there should be hassle-free enough once you read this thorough guide. The Best Ways to Get Around in Hanoi How to Get From Hanoi to Sapa on Your Own […]

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The Best Ways to Get Around in Hanoi

There is never enough time to discover this thousand-year-old city which is why smart transportation can lessen travel time and increase your enjoyment. It will save you hours of getting trapped in traffic, or even grant you a good time traveling leisurely around the city within your limited stay. My favorite way to experience the […]

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Cultural Spotlights of Hanoi (Experience Hanoi like a Local)

Hanoi has so much to offer. When you are in Hanoi, you can choose to stay in a five-star hotel with great facilities, visit glorious shopping malls, and witness Rolls Royce cars stuck in the middle of congested traffic.   Hanoi is perfect for a trip of cultural exploration. Its culture is expressed in many […]

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Our Recommended Homestays in Hanoi

Hanoi is a dynamic but dreamy city with contrasting architecture left by the French during the colonial period alongside the ancient architecture of East Asia dating to a thousand years old. A homestay that complements the unique culture of this city with impressive design will help you feel more excited when exploring this land. You […]

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The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Hanoi for All Budgets

If you are in Hanoi and looking for vegetarian and vegan cuisine, look no further than this article! When I have a couple of days in Hanoi, I always look for vegetarian restaurants that deliver not only a good taste but also a good space – something that really showcases the care of the owners. In Hanoi, […]

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Must-Visit Old Cafés of Hanoi

Hanoi is known for its nostalgic, one-word name cafés that have been open for decades. Though modern and well-decorated coffee shops grow like crazy in the city, none of them can replace the soul of Hanoi and these traditional meeting places. If you pass through Hanoi without visiting these cafés, you will not truly experience […]

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Confessions of a Shopaholic: Guide to Shopping in Hanoi

If you are in Vietnam and your shopping mode is activated, my golden advice to you is DON’T SHOP IN SHOPPING MALLS BECAUSE IT’S BORING. You have probably seen enough of ZARA, Mango, H&M, and so on in your life. It’s time to explore the local favorites. For some reason, traveling and shopping always goes […]

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The Best Hotels in Ho Tay (West Lake) District of Hanoi

For those of you who seek a peaceful neighborhood to enjoy your days in Hanoi, West Lake District is your kind of place! This district is well-known for housing Hanoi’s grandest freshwater lake, Ho Tay (West Lake). The area is located just 15 minutes from the hustle of Hanoi’s central districts, boasting numerous points of […]