Lives in Franklin, Tennessee
Since Dec 2012
35-49 year old male
I like to travel.
Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods
Food Tours, Private Tours, City Tours, Sightseeing Tours, Cultural Tours
Art Museums, History Museums
Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Sacred & Religious Sites
Sacred & Religious Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Sightseeing Tours, Walking Tours, Cooking Classes, Food Tours, Motorcycle Tours
Spendy for sure. But if you can splurge, it's worth it. The coolest hotel in Hanoi with a great location.
This place showed up many times in our research, so we wanted to get here. After getting in to Hanoi Friday morning, getting settled, we headed back out for lunch here. Great overview of Vietnamese food. It was overwhelming!
For sure need to spend some quality time wandering around here. Great introduction to the markets, the economy of Vietnam and street food. Fun place to wander around.
Great dinner - our first night in Vietnam. Was more "western" than we would have imagined, but was fun and the service was great.
Stopped by here for a drink (in our hotel). Great place, interesting history.
Old Ho under glass. It's a bit odd for Westerners to see this, but in the tradition of Communist leaders, Uncle Ho was embalmed and lies here. Need to see. I understand he takes a trip to Russia once a year for upkeep, so be aware.
Another must do - college kids working on their English and Western culture who are willing to show you their city for free. Who wouldn't do that?
Quick swing through here. Good propaganda and background
This is a time when it was very helpful to have the Hanoi kids with us. I'm not sure we would have been able to understand the significance of 10% of this without them.
A cool site to see. Again, some neat history. It's in the same area, so worth swinging by.
This was a place we weren't too sure about. It's located a bit out of downtown so you'll need to get a cab (they are very cheap). Turned out to be a really cool place. Interesting to learn about the Vietnamese people. Saw a water puppet show. Got to experience real homes the showed about the people lived in different parts of the country.
Another interesting place. My wife really enjoyed seeing the fashions. It's hard to say how much was propaganda, but still worth a stop.
Be glad this isn't your hotel. The prison, made famous by John McCain and others for their stay here is one big propaganda mess. But, for an American, a must see for many reasons.
A Catholic church in the middle of Hanoi. We attended mass here - was interesting to see the young people "attending" by sitting on motorbikes in the parking lot as mass was done over the loud speaker.
We went on our food tour with Mark Lowerson. He's Australian and awesome. Cool guy and did a great job. I ate things from a street vendor I would never have imagined eating anywhere! For sure plan a street food/market tour in Hanoi!