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Old 25-10-2018, 10:39 AM   #16
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Is it a good time to travel there during the lunar new year in Feb ?
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Old 25-10-2018, 02:35 PM   #17
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Believe you talking about 49 bat dan

Phở Gia truyền Bát Đàn
49 Bát Đàn, Cửa Đông, Hoàn Kiếm, Cửa Đông Hoàn Kiếm Hà Nội, Vietnam

My guide recommended pho 10.

10 Lư Quốc Sư, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
Ah seems like it, thanks for getting the details!
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Old 25-10-2018, 09:35 PM   #18
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Will Hanoi be difficult to navigate for someone who hasn't been to Vietnam before?

Gotten a chance to go over for a 6 months intership attachment.
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Old 28-10-2018, 09:24 AM   #19
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Will Hanoi be difficult to navigate for someone who hasn't been to Vietnam before?

Gotten a chance to go over for a 6 months intership attachment.
depends on the person.

but you are staying for 6 months, no matter how difficult, i'm sure you will get over it

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had a hard time going through the entire thread to look for info on Hanoi...


think vietnam deserves a sub-forum just like thailand as more and more singaporeans are visiting the country
that thread is more like the saigon thread :

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Old 28-10-2018, 09:45 AM   #20
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that thread is more like the saigon thread :
can't agree more!
maybe coz more go hcmc bah...


looking for recommendation for the following:
1. makan places esp bun cha
2. massage places
3. coffee place to people watch
4. must-buy from hanoi e.g. snacks etc


TIA!
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Old 30-10-2018, 09:21 AM   #21
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Can anybody recommend nice hotels? Noticed seems not so many “branded”
Hotels in Hanoi
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Old 30-10-2018, 03:36 PM   #22
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Can anybody recommend nice hotels? Noticed seems not so many “branded”
Hotels in Hanoi
for international chains, can try sofitel legend metropole.

if you don't mind local chains, Hanoi La Siesta Hotel Trendy and O'Gallery Premier Hotel & Spa are popular.
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Old 30-10-2018, 03:41 PM   #23
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can't agree more!
maybe coz more go hcmc bah...

looking for recommendation for the following:
1. makan places esp bun cha
2. massage places
3. coffee place to people watch
4. must-buy from hanoi e.g. snacks etc

TIA!
1. refer to my post in the vietnam thread
i had my bun cha at hanoi food culture, highly recommend this place.

other bun cha places,
- Bún chả Hương Liên (24 Lê Văn Hưu, Phan Chu Trinh, Hai Bà Trưng) - obama ate there before
- Bun Cha Ta Hanoi (21 Nguyễn Hữu Huân, Lư Thái Tổ, Hoàn Kiếm)

2. their massage is cheap but not really great i think. maybe go to the one in your hotel.

3. i don't really feel they have this sort of place. i wanted to check out this nice cafe called O'Douceurs (91 Trần Hưng Đạo, Cửa Nam, Hoàn Kiếm) but didn't have time.

4. go to intimex, it's a supermarket chain, got this brand of dried fruit chips. can buy at airport departure gate area too (not outside public area, outside is very expensive).


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Old 30-10-2018, 05:24 PM   #24
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Don't forget to take a picture of one of the last standing statues of Lenin. Yes! Lenin! Everywhere in Eastern Europe all kenna pulled down but not this one. It is near the Flag Tower of Hanoi.

https://goo.gl/maps/XCHVyMLXj7x
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Old 30-10-2018, 08:27 PM   #25
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can't agree more!
maybe coz more go hcmc bah...


looking for recommendation for the following:
1. makan places esp bun cha
2. massage places
3. coffee place to people watch
4. must-buy from hanoi e.g. snacks etc


TIA!
1) have. Bun cha in The Hanoi Club Hotel & Lake Palais Residences. Superb
2) you can try this massage place near Apricot hotel
Dịch Vụ Massage Thành Gia. Good strength
3) so many places!!!! Especially weekends around Hoan Kiem Lake. Or inside old quarter, beer street and see the world go by
4) snacks... O mai, lotus tea, ban da tom me, pate gan, local cuttlefish snacks, thit bo kho, cha bong thit ga

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Old 30-10-2018, 09:57 PM   #26
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1. refer to my post in the vietnam thread
i had my bun cha at hanoi food culture, highly recommend this place.

other bun cha places,
- Bún chả Hương Liên (24 Lê Văn Hưu, Phan Chu Trinh, Hai Bà Trưng) - obama ate there before
- Bun Cha Ta Hanoi (21 Nguyễn Hữu Huân, Lư Thái Tổ, Hoàn Kiếm)

2. their massage is cheap but not really great i think. maybe go to the one in your hotel.

3. i don't really feel they have this sort of place. i wanted to check out this nice cafe called O'Douceurs (91 Trần Hưng Đạo, Cửa Nam, Hoàn Kiếm) but didn't have time.

4. go to intimex, it's a supermarket chain, got this brand of dried fruit chips. can buy at airport departure gate area too (not outside public area, outside is very expensive).
thanks for all the recommendations! will definitely give them a try
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Old 30-10-2018, 10:14 PM   #27
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1) have. Bun cha in The Hanoi Club Hotel & Lake Palais Residences. Superb
2) you can try this massage place near Apricot hotel
Dịch Vụ Massage Thành Gia. Good strength
3) so many places!!!! Especially weekends around Hoan Kiem Lake. Or inside old quarter, beer street and see the world go by
4) snacks... O mai, lotus tea, ban da tom me, pate gan, local cuttlefish snacks, thit bo kho, cha bong thit ga

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great recommendations! will try them out esp those snacks!
my colleagues say it's like CNY whenever i go overseas coz i'll bring back lots and lots of snacks
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Old 31-10-2018, 03:04 PM   #28
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CNY or TET holiday is a super big festival in vietnam, like China.
The streets in major cities like hcmc n Hanoi are exceptionally empty and quiet during this period

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Old 01-11-2018, 04:04 PM   #29
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Thanks in that case I'll avoid that period
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:02 PM   #30
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Thanks in that case I'll avoid that period
Depends on you. Some like to travel to places for holiday like Vietnam, China, Taiwan, HK, Malaysia during CNY period

And experience a different CNY from SG

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