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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: Old Propaganda Posters & Paintings, Hanoi.

April 2018. I was on my way to the Vietnamese Women’s Museum when I happened across this famous Hanoi store specializing in Vietnam War era artwork. I’d seen quite a few shops pedaling communist propaganda prints, but it was immediately clear to me that this place, with its immense collection of works in all shapes and […]

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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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Travel Report: Long Bien Bridge & Railway Station, Hanoi.

April 2018. You’ve gotta love the entrance to Hanoi’s famous Long Bien Bridge: Rusting iron gates, black graffiti, slumped motorbikes, an abandoned kebab station and a confused looking dog. Which was actually reassuring, after all I’d come to get an authentic feel for one of Hanoi’s most iconic structures and its gritty past.

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Travel Report: Bun Cha Nem Cua Be Dac Kim, Hanoi.

April 2018. A signature Hanoi dish, Bun Cha (grilled pork patties, rice noodles, sweet and sour broth) can be found all over the city and people say you’d be mad to come to Vietnam’s capital and not try it. I sought out this legendary Lonely Planet approved restaurant at 67 Duong Thanh Street. For many, this […]

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