• Asia,  Destinations,  Travel Tips,  Vietnam

    Top 10 Things to do in and near Hanoi (a Preview)

    Perfect weather at 15 degrees, breath-taking landscapes, wonderful food, friendly people… these are what I remember of my first visit to Hanoi 11  years ago.   Did you know that Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam?  Yup, it’s not  the bustling Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC, formerly Saigon) as many may  initially think.  Of course  it’s understandable that HCMC is more popular owing to its exposure in many  Vietnam war movies. But if you’re going to visit Vietnam, you may want to consider going to the capital where, ironically, life is less hectic. Perfect weather at 15 degrees, breath-taking landscapes, wonderful food, friendly people… these are what I remember of…