From Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) to Old Quarter

Travel Date: November 2014   We were coming to Hanoi from Bangkok, which was about an hour and 40-min travel (via AirAsia), and we arrived at the Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) at around 8:40 in the morning (FYI: Manila is one hour ahead of Hanoi; but there is no time difference between Bangkok and Hanoi).... Continue Reading →


Hanoi, Vietnam: Review of Hanoi Discovery Hotel

Travel Date: November 2014 If you’re traveling to Hanoi on a budget, I would suggest to stay anywhere around Old Quarter. We stayed at the Hanoi Discovery Hotel located at 22 Luong Ngoc Quyen Street in Old Quarter. It’s a family-run Guesthouse and I would recommend it to anyone for its excellent service, great location and... Continue Reading →

Hanoi: Bai Dinh and Trang An Tour

Hanoi City Tour Itinerary It was our second day in Hanoi and we were looking forward to see more of the city. Prior to the trip, we originally booked the “Hanoi City Tour” to explore the popular attractions and landmarks of Hanoi. We did opt for a guided tour this time because it seemed way... Continue Reading →

Hanoi: Going around Old Quarter

Lunch at the Old Quarter: The Buncha Experience  We arrived in our Guesthouse at around lunchtime and after settling our stuff, we went out to have lunch. When traveling to new cities, I would always opt to avoid those touristy restaurants and experience dinning where the locals eat. Just a few blocks from our hotel is... Continue Reading →

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