Archive for the 'Hanoi' Category

Good Bye Hanoi, Vietnam

We arrived at Noi Bai airport at around 4.30 pm, pretty early as our departure time was on 6.45 pm. This enabled me to walk around the small Noi Bai airport.

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Checked in to Tiger Airways was handled by Vietnam Airlines staff. The print out of the confirmation email of the reservation was needed here. The process was fast and smooth, and the Vietnam Airlines staffs were very friendly. However, international departure from Noi Bai airport will be levied USD $14 Ve Thu Phuc Vu Hanh […]

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Vietnam Airlines Mini Bus

Vietnam Airlines operates minibuses that run between Noi Bai airport and Hanoi for USD $2 each. The buses and ticket office are located opposite the Vietnam Airlines office at Quang Trung. We pre-bought the bus tickets, although it’s not necessary. Prepare small change of US Dollars, if not they will give you the change in […]

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Taxi in Hanoi

After a short rest at Wing Hotel lobby, it was time to go back. We took a taxi, although the Vietnam Airlines office is just a kilometer away. The taxi used meter, and it was air-conditioning, the main reason why we took a taxi. The fare from Hang Non, the street beside Wing Hotel, to […]

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A Peek Into Wing Hotel Room

Our room at Wing Hotel (or Wing Cafe, as cafe is more common term in Vietnam). Room was comfortable, with air-conditioning, satellite TV and hot shower. It costs us USD $11, due to $3 extra for early checked in.

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Bought T-Shirt Again

I almost immediately sweated when stepped out of the air-conditioned hotel room. So the t-shirt got wet so easily that I had to bought new cloth to change everytime I went out. Luckily the clothes in cheap in Hanoi. The t-shirts I bought costs around VND 20,000 to VND 25,000.

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Street Vegetable Seller

There was a common sight in Hanoi, where the vendors, typically women, carrying whatever that can be carried, from vegetables to fruits, to sell on the streets.

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Old Quarter

‘Old’ in Old Quarter is a bit confusing, as only small proportion of the buildings here are more than a hundreds years old. So the ‘old’ in Old Quarter more reflected the activities that are carried on it since ancient times. However, the buildings in Old Quarter have interesting architecture too.

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Ben Ngoc Son and Huc Bridge

Ben Ngoc Son (Ngoc Son Temple) with the beautiful Huc Bridge (Sunbeam Bridge) stands majestically on Hoan Kiem Lake.

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Ly Thai To Statue

Statue of Emperor Ly Thai To, founder of the Ly dynasty (1010-1225) is around Hoan Kiem Lake towards French Quarter.

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