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To Vietnam: Hanoi

Apologies for being away for so long, the previous weeks had been hectic.
Anyway, we reached Hanoi on the noon of 5th of April, 2018. We met an amazing Portuguese couple in the airport and they suggested we take the bus to the Old Quarters. 605 more words


falling pho you

This spur of the moment trip to Vietnam (Hanoi and Halong Bay) was fuelled by lacklustre brains and high cabin fever – which most definitely was cured by the time day 4 was up (and subsequently has returned considering the rise of this post). 118 more words

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi

The mausoleum is grand. It’s a majestic structure that stands alone in front of a vast lawn and is heavily guarded. Such a gesture helps put into perspective just how important Ho Chi Minh was to the Vietnamese people, how highly regarded he was. 119 more words



Ho Chi Minh’s embalmed body now spends most of its time in a monumental edifice in Hanoi.  However, he usually gets a break in the autumn when he pops off on a journey of over 9,000 km, to Russia, for a spot of body maintenance. 71 more words

Black And White Challenges

Vietnam 2017 - Part 2

5th September, 2017.

Following our early morning walk around Hoan Kiem Lake we set off in our coach touring various sites in Hanoi.

Vietnamese National Assembly House. 229 more words


Vietnam 2014 - Trip Report #10

These reports are from our very first trip to Vietnam in September 2014, so therefore prior to the previous trip reports!  Originally posted on TripAdvisor, this is trip report #10… 3,333 more words


Hanoi ~ Vietnam

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and the country’s second largest city by population with over seven million people.  Hanoi is 1,090 miles north of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).   2,404 more words