It was an incredibly long flight through Canada, to South Korea, then to Vietnam, but I made it in one piece. After a near-missed connecting flight I was on edge but managed to get to my hotel in the center of Hanoi at just around midnight.
Hanoi is mind-numbing at first, with about a million motorbikes blaring past you each minute, and a bustling Old Quarter with dozens of people cooking lunch on the street-side, it’s sure to cause mental havoc on the first day. Here are a few tips to get into the pace of Hanoi.
Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son
Hanoi Old Quarter
The Temple of Literature
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