Tête-à-tête · The Wander List

#IfIWereHanoi: Getting to know Hanoi

You will like Hanoi, a friend of mine said. Another friend says she likes Hanoi better than Ho Chi Minh. Well, I’ve never been to Ho Chi Minh but I do understand now why they like Hanoi.

From the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, we went on to explore the rest of Hanoi: Hon Kiem Lake, Saint Joseph Cathedral, Ta Hien Street also called the Beer Street, and Hanoi Social Club. Walking around the city was a breeze because 1) I love to walk and 2) the weather is cool.

 

Here’s another photo loaded entry:

Hanoi Vietnam 2018Whatever it is that you heard about drivers in VietNam, it’s true. Before we spent like a good 10 minutes just thinking how to cross the street because the bikes were fast and they do not stop. They just avoid you and they carry a lot on their bikes.

In fact, my friend Eisen, who’s only been living there for 7 months to this date, created this wonderful artwork about Hanoi Superbikes. It’s so cute and so true at the same time that his art works was featured several times in different international websites.

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Eisen took us to hipster bars to hang out and other cool places to hang out. It’s only our first whole day in Hanoi and I already love its vibe. I really want to go back and in the same season because I love walking when the weather is cool. I’d probably not go for shopping for the bags, but the Artisan chocolates and other unique stuff that I bought. I wasn’t really planning on doing a lot of shopping since I kind of splurged when I was in Korea just a little over two months ago.

Also, because the food is amazing. I cannot seem to stop gushing out the food in Hanoi. There’s still much to see and our three whole days in Hanoi are definitely not enough.

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