Reposting from 2008. While living in Thailand I have to make visa-runs and as there were good promotions of Air Asia to fly to Hanoi we took the opportunity to go to Hanoi. The last time I had been in Hanoi was in 1997. Yes, Vietnam has changed in the past years, but the Old Quarter of Hanoi is still a very nice area to visit, with all the small streets and shops. Yes, it is busy but in a nice way (except for the riska-drivers then). In this colonial area of Hanoi are now many small guesthouse and the so called boutique hotels. I just searched internet, did choose a hotel and just walked in to see if it was nice. Well, it was very noisy so the next day we did find a much better hotel just around the corner. We did explorer the small streets with many small shops, restaurants and many motorbikes. I enjoyed the French heritage of desserts and salads. I hated the sounds of claxons.
The World Is My Oyster
The journey of Traveling 2 Thailand did begin with One Night in Bangkok in 1985 and since 2009 it became a personal non-commercial travel blog as inspiration for traveling & motorbike riding in Thailand. Made just for the sheer love of traveling and sharing experience about traveling in South-East Asia. To travel beyond the beaten track & highlights. Enjoy!