What a place! I admit that it wasn’t my favourite place. A combination of very hot weather, very noisy traffic and locals who saw me as a walking dollar sign meant that I lost my sense of humour while walking around.


I stayed in Hanoi for a few days in between other adventures to Sapa, Halong Bay, Perfume Pagoda and Tam Coc.

My favourite place in Hanoi was the Temple of Literature. An oasis of calm in an otherwise crazy city.

Another quiet place to explore was St Joseph Cathedral, to the west of Hoam Kiem Lake.


Hoam Kiem Lake is also a nice place to walk around. You can head over the small Huc Bridge and walk around Ngoc Son Temple.

Of course, the food is also fantastic! So many great little places to discover as I was walking around.

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