Monday, April 28, 2014

Hanoi, Vietnam 2012

Considering that within the first 10 minutes of landing, the border guard attempted to scam me into paying for another visa.. me & Hanoi were not off to a good start. I have never been to a place where "chaotic organization" would make more sense. It takes a while to get accustomed to the locals' mannerism, traffic's flow and overall atmosphere that is Hanoi. But your trip would not be complete without tackling this crazy jungle.

mobile vietnamese shops on the go

Hanoi's famous Hoan Kiem Lake

Drinking some Vietnamese coffee while watching the insane traffic unfold beneath us....
the perk of living near the lake is that you get to visit the sight during the day & night
Vietnam - Loud & Proud!

since we didn't get to make our way to Ho-Chi-Minh, this will have to do for now!

a day's venture to Ha Long Bay

Be careful of the tour operator as your trip's experience will heavily depend on it. Also, it may be a better experience to do the 2D/1N option :)

A glimpse of the serene outskirts of Hanoi