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.Read More
Tag: Visit Hanoi
April 2018. I was wandering around the exterior of Hanoi’s famous Dong Xuan Market when I felt myself drawn to a long queue of people waiting at what looked like some kind of mobile sandwich station. Aaaaah it’s Banh Mi, I realized upon closer inspection. I’d heard all about Banh Mi during my Vietnam research. […]Read More
April 2018. Wherever I am in Asia, it doesn’t take me long to sniff out the local markets, especially when I’m in desperate need of some major T-shirt replenishment. This amazing indoor complex on the northern edge of Hanoi’s old quarter was built in 1899 by the French. It’s Hanoi’s biggest and boldest market and […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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