The Hanoitimes - Beautiful colonial buildings, tasty local cuisine, the vibrant Ols Quarter and a buzzing nightlife, there are a lot of things in Hanoi that won’t disappoint you. Hostels Worldwide, the largest online hostel-booking platform sparking social experiences around the world, has picked 11 things you have to try in Hanoi, the city with more than 1,000 years old of history. The Train Street in Hanoi. According to Hostels Worldwide, one of the must-try thing in Hanoi is to explore the Old Quarter. “During the day you will find yourself accidentally shopping at the plethora of stalls, as their goods overflow into the pavements. At night the city comes alive with lanterns lighting up the sky above the now pedestrian only roads, the crowds gathering on the streets to enjoy a cold drink and freshly made meal,” Hostels Worldwide wrote. In addition, Hostels Worldwide expects also picked Vietnamese Women’s Museum is one of the best destination … [Read more...] about Hostels Worldwide lists 11 must-thing to do in Hanoi
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Best time to travel Autumn, which falls from early September to late November, is an ideal time to visit Hanoi. The weather is milder and drier, without the scorching sun of summer, making it the perfect time for sightseeing. However, visiting Hanoi later in the year is also an interesting experience as holidaymakers can enjoy hot and tasty dishes in the chilly winds of winter. Autumn in Hanoi falls from early September to late November How to get there There are a lot of airlines providing flights to Hanoi from all around the world, including Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Jetstar and Qatar. Visitors can also get in by train or sleeper bus. Where to go and what to do Hanoi’s Old Quarter is the highlight of the city’s tourism sector. With its dense population and busy trading activities, it is an ideal place to explore the traditional and unique features of Hanoi. While Ho Chi Minh City is famous for Bui Vien, which is dubbed “Western street” for backpackers, … [Read more...] about Tips for exploring the best of Hanoi
The Hanoitimes - The prestigious American magazine Forbes recently published an article about 21 of suitable destinations for low-cost travelers in 2017. Northern Vietnam led the top in Forbes among the cheapest destinations in 2017. Forbes has interviewed 14 travel experts who make it their business to keep track of the best bargains around the world to make a list of the most affordable destinations to visit in 2017. And Vietnam is ranked as one of cheapest places this year. According to the article, Northern Vietnam is still an ideal destination for low-cost travelers who do not have a big budget for their travel. The article states about mostly beautiful mountain sceneries, ethnic groups, low prices for food and accommodation, and also that a large part of northern Vietnam is overlooked by travelers. Prices in northern Vietnam are generally very low. In an article on Forbes mainly provides low prices, eg. food $0.5-2 and accommodation in the private rooms from $10-15/night, at … [Read more...] about Vietnam ranked the top among cheap destinations in 2017: Forbes
The Ho Chi Minh Road, which nominally links Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, has become a popular road trip option for many young foreigners. Photos: Calvin Godfrey Earlier this year, I opted to take a trip down the Ho Chi Minh Road—a 1,000 mile interior highway that nominally links Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Before departing, a thought occurred: just how likely am I to die on the trip ahead? Last year, the University of Michigan ranked 193 countries based on road fatalities. Vietnam came up number 25, just below Columbia. Unfortunately, the study contained no information about how likely I was to die on the my road trip. An informal polling of foreign embassies and consulates yielded the following results: Four Americans died on Vietnam's roads in 2014 along with a pair of Brits and two Frenchmen. The Germans kept no such numbers. "It is very, very dangerous," an exasperated consular employee told me. "More dangerous than in Germany." A Canadian consular flak declined to … [Read more...] about How deadly is driving Vietnam?