The capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, a city of tree lined boulevards, lakes, parks and some of the best French colonial architecture.
My first experience of Hanoi was the ride to the hotel late in the evening. In fact, as I sat in the back of the taxi, I had my hands over my eyes. Motorbikes and bikes were coming at us in all directions. How was I ever going to cross the road? Advice from our guide was wait for a break in the traffic, step out onto the road, and walk. Don't run and whatever you do, do not stop. The riders will judge your speed and go around you. There are no such rules as giving away to pedestrians.
To start exploring Hanoi there is no better plac...Read More