Tag Archives: Hanoi

Returned for Great Vietnamese Food at Joo Chiat

I was disappointed that the pho and spring rolls I had in Hanoi did not beat fresh spring rolls and pho at Long Phung (blogged about this place many times), but what I had in Ho Chi Minh City sure … Continue reading

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Luala Cafe in Hanoi

Wasn’t impressed by the food in Hanoi after being blown away by what we had eaten in Ho Chi Minh, but Luala was where we had one of our better meals. The drip coffee was much stronger the way I … Continue reading

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Hanoi: Sofitel Metropole

The highlight of the trip to Hanoi was the stay at the elegant Sofitel Metropole and besides the fact that it was beautiful with great service was the fact that it has so much historical significance. Recently a bomb shelter … Continue reading

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Children in Hanoi During Tet

The children in Hanoi were enchanting, posing for their parents during the Tet festival. The Vietnamese people seem to be very family oriented and I noticed they were very gentle and loving with their kids. Here were children tucking into … Continue reading

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People Watching in Hanoi

Something I enjoy during travels is people watching. I like to observe the current fashion in the country as well. Just like in Singapore, red seems to be a lucky colour for Tet (the Vietnamese new year). Girls tend to … Continue reading

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Preferred Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi

I travelled to Hanoi recently, but have hesitated to write about the trip in fears of seeming horribly ungrateful. We should never be ungrateful when it comes to travel and every new cultural experience expands our horizons. The thing is, … Continue reading

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