Best Places for a Romantic Valentine’s Date in Hanoi

Valentine’s Day is a day to honor love. It’s welcomed by most countries around the world, including Vietnam. However, as an East Asian country, Valentine’s Day has evolved in a distinctly Vietnamese way. Typically, on Valentine’s Day, women give red roses or sweet chocolate bars to their partners. However, in Vietnam, due to the concept […]

Hanoi Old Quarter: The Ancient Beauty of the 36 Streets

Hanoi Old Quarter’s History and Location The Hanoi Old Quarter is the common name of an urban area established long ago outside the Imperial City of Thang Long. Since 1010, Thang Long, which would later become Hanoi, was chosen as the capital city of Dai Viet Empire (ancient kingdom of Vietnam) under the rule of […]

Vegetarian Restaurants in Hanoi for All Budgets

When I have a couple of days in Hanoi, I always look for vegetarian restaurants that deliver not only a good taste but also a good space – something that really showcases the care of the owners. In Hanoi, it is easy to find a vegan small restaurant, yet the ones that give you an […]