Hanoi, has such a vibrant atmosphere, from the early hours through to midnight, this city is busling. The best way to explore is by foot its such a fascinating place.
Reaching Hanoi, in the early hours we found ourselves wandering around trying to find a bus station which actually wasnt open due to being under construction. We had planned to visit Cat Ba island for a few days and return to Hanoi before we departed Vietnam.
We only experienced a few days in this city, but it would be one place I would consider to visit again.
Hanoi has some lovely parks where you can easily spent an afternoon walking around and relaxing beside the lake. It is also home to so many temples and pagodas. The Quan Thanh Temple in particular was a place of beauty.
Accommodation in Hanoi is very reasonable and lots of it. We stayed in the Old quarter for several nights, at the Hang My Hotel this included a private bathroom and buffet breakfast. The old quarter is situated in the heart of the city. Rich in Character, we found ourselves wandering around the streets so often, and I loved how everything was in good walking distance.
Full of souvenier and cafes, you are always drawn in by something.
Spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out, we discovered many narrow alley ways filled with local cusine. I heard the egg coffee is very popular, but not something I was prepared to try.
After several days exploring this city, we caught a flight to the Philippines.