10 things to do in Hanoi

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Hanoi is this crazy city in the north of Vietnam that I absolutely fell in love with. The city is thriving, exciting and at times leaves you feeling like anything is possible. From the excitement of surviving a street crossing (and not being hit by one of the many motorbikes roaming the city) to the juxtaposition of sitting on a …

Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre: Hanoi

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I feel like the water puppet theatre is just one of those things you can’t miss when you’re in Hanoi – it’d be like skipping the Eiffel Tower when you visit Paris. And with a relatively cheap price (60,000 – 100,000 VND), for forty minutes of a somewhat confusing, yet entertaining performance, why not see it? So that’s exactly what …

Hoan Kiem Lake: A Social Experiment

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The usual attitude at Hoan Kiem Lake, the “centre” of Hanoi, involves the following: Avoid eye contact Speak to noone Pretend you don’t understand English Change direction if someone is coming towards you If you’ve been, you’re probably nodding your head in agreement. I know we’re all doing this. Vietnam has a bad name when it comes to tourist scams. …