Best pho in Hanoi: A complete guide to the top 10 restaurants

Pho, for a very long time now, has been considered the delicacy of Hanoi cuisine and known as one of the best food in the world. It's always an irresistible attraction to any traveller...

My unforgettable day tour exploring Perfume Pagoda with a local insider

I had been living in Hanoi for three months teaching English when I saw some pictures on social media of large temples and stone archways nestled high in the mountains. It was tagged as...

20 amazing things to do in Hanoi – recommended by a local

Think of Hanoi, and the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake spring to mind. But isn’t it Hanoi all about? There are, in fact, many Hanoi-s. There is a Hanoi, both monumental and orderly...

Vietnam coffee guide: Best places to have a cup of coffee in Hanoi

If you want to see how much Hanoi has changed in the last few years, don’t forget its coffee scene. From egg coffee to Vietnamese-style Affogato, in the years coffee first emerged as a...
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What to eat in Hanoi: 10 hidden specialities recommended by a local

 “No Pho, no Banh Mi” - My rule when it comes to discovering what to eat in Hanoi. Once upon a time, you would look to a banh mi or pho for a cheap and basic...