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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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Travel Report: Ta Hien Street, Hanoi.

April 2018. Hanoi’s vibrant, colorful, bewildering old quarter is a real assault on the senses, even for a grizzled Asian traveller like myself. Dating back to the 13th century, this disorienting trade street will keep you on your toes as street hawkers hit you from all sides, tempting you into their restaurants, doing their utmost […]

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