Sorry for not posting over the past week, Ito and I just spent the last five days on a very fun jaunt to Hanoi with a big group of our friends. It was Ito’s and my first trip to Vietnam, so we really didn’t know what to expect (save for looking forward to hanging out with good friends and enjoying bowls and bowls of our favorite pho), but Hanoi turned out to be such pleasant surprise.
Quaint and chaotic with its crumbling façades and faded colors, this city charmed us with its crazy back streets and wide, tree-lined boulevards, its highly-refined crafts and delicious down-to-earth flavors, and of course, its wonderfully hospitable–and insane scooter-driving–people. Can’t wait to share a few more pics and stories of our trip with you!
Checking into our boutique hotel in the middle of the bustling & historic Old Quarter in Hanoi with friends Gerry, Jarie, Babylyn, Rima, Mary Faye, Jeanette, Triccie, Anne & JR (and, of course, Ito who snapped the pic!) 🙂
Can’t wait to read more and see the rest of your pictures!
That was fun 🙂 Looking forward to seeing everyone’s pics!
We’re considering and tempted to do a quick trip to Hanoi sometime soon, probably after the holidays. May we ask what hotel you stayed in? Superthanks 🙂
We stayed in Golden Silk Boutique Hotel which was very comfortable, great value for money & right in the middle of the Old Quarter (walking distance to most places). But if you’d like something more quiet with a bit of luxury & history, you guys should also check out Sofitel Metropole in the French Quarter 🙂