All posts tagged “Hanoi

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Bánh Da Hải Sản

Wandering about looking for lunch, I saw a few Vietnamese diners enjoying a beautiful looking seafood soup with thick brownish noodles. I decided to stop for a bowl. This little street food place appeared to be a 2 woman operation, one assembling bowls of soup… Read More

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One Pillar Pagoda

I took a Grab Bike over to Ba Dinh Square this morning to see the One Pillar Pagoda, an important site in Hanoi which dates back to the founding of the city 1000+ years ago. The pagoda sits in a huge walled in green area,… Read More

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A French Bakery

I found a Vietnamese-run French-style bakery not far from my hotel. It was open when I passed by at 7:30 this morning. How could I resist? I bought this super-fresh goodie and took it over to a hole-in-the-wall cafe to enjoy with my rocket fuel.

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Bún bò Nam Bộ

Bun bo nam bo means Southern style beef and noodles, and it’s a very popular food choice here in Hanoi. There’s a restaurant of the same name a 10 minute walk from my hotel. It’s a 2-story bricks and mortar place with bench seating, and… Read More

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Dong Xuan Market

Dong Xuan Market, at the northern edge of Hanoi’s Old Quarter is the city’s oldest market, originally built in 1889. However, in 1994 a fire destroyed much of the original building. The market sells everything from dried mushroom and seafood to clothing, cloth, housewares, electronics,… Read More

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A Laid-back Day

I’ve developed a pretty good blister from all the walking I’ve been doing, so after applying a bandaid this morning I decided to enjoy a laid-back day. I cobbled together some notes and set up an Agency Podcast recording session with Candy Minx in Chicago,… Read More

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Beer Street

My neighbor Chris, realizing he had 2 friends in Hanoi at the same time, connected me up with Zak, his buddy going back to highschool. We decided to go check out an area of Hanoi known as Beer St. Beer Street is not my jam.… Read More