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Travel Report: Hanoi Railway Station, Vietnam.

April 2018. After six days in Hanoi and three nights on Halong Bay’s gorgeous Cat Ba Island, it was finally time for my first cross-country train trip. My destination was Dong Hoi; a small city perched on a pretty stretch of central Vietnam’s northern coastline. So off I went to Hanoi Railway Station’s Building A on […]

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Travel Report: Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, Hanoi.

Reading from China? This travel report contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! April 2018. The ancient Vietnamese art of water puppetry stretches back over a thousand years to the days when Hanoi was known as Thang Long. Performances took place in rice paddies and were carried out by the same […]

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Travel Report: Hanoi Train Street, Vietnam.

April 2018. Hanoi’s bustling, fascinating old quarter holds many secrets for those willing to do their research and delve a little deeper. Its best cafes are typically hidden away on the top floor of a dilapidated old building that can only be accessed via a narrow winding staircase at the back of an antiques shop. Similarly, […]

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Travel Report: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum – Hanoi, Vietnam.

April 2018. In case you’re wondering, it can be a complicated business going to see the embalmed bodies of revered national leaders. Remembering only too well my many failed attempts to go and see Chairman Mao in Beijing (no bags, no cameras, no shorts, no sandals, no arms and legs day, closed for unspecified reasons), I made […]

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Travel Report: Vietnamese Women’s Museum, Hanoi.

April 2018. Hanoi boasts a wonderful collection of museums, so many in fact that this modern building in the old quarter’s Ly Thuong Kiet Street often gets overlooked. Run by The Women’s Union of Vietnam, the museum showcases the many roles of women in Vietnamese society and culture.   April 2018. Check out the free photo exhibition […]

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Travel Report: Nha Hang Ngon Restaurant, Hanoi.

April 2018. Hanoi is a wonderful place for foodies! Local specialties like Bun Cha and Banh Mi are a rite of passage, while there are also enough international options to cater to any craving, from Indian, French, Greek and Mexican, to American BBQ, English breakfasts, Chinese, Arabic and a thriving Sushi scene. Some of Hanoi’s most […]

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