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When we tell people that Hanoi was our favorite city we visited they tend to respond quite surprised. Apparently even though it is Vietnam’s largest city it isn’t a tourist mecca- which is exactly what we liked about it.
Our time in Hanoi was limited to the evening after our Halong Bay tour and the following day before our 6pm flight to Saigon. We spent our time wandering the streets, checking out the Old Quarter’s shops and eating street food. We loved the old French architecture, the bustling streets and watching the friendly locals going about their days.
We stopped by the famous beer corner to enjoy a local brew on a stool in the middle of a busy intersection.
And we ran into our friends from Halong Bay!
Also, this must be in the guidebooks as a must do because it was definitely where we saw the most tourists.
Each street in the Old Quarter sells something different- there’s a flower street, a shoe street, a silk street and even a street that just sells baby and kids things.
The next day we woke up bright and early to finish our walking tour of Hanoi. We circled the lake, visited a pagoda and checked out the picturesque French Quarter.
Travis loved crossing the street in Hanoi. You just walk into the middle of motorbikes, cars and buses slowly and confidently and they all move around you.
These cute co-eds stopped us to practice their English. We got this a lot in Vietnam.
Selfie stick fail.
My favorite thing about Vietnam…
The “Hanoi Hilton” where John McCain was a prisoner of war.