Hanoi was a big city and reminded me of Ho Chi Minh except that it was a lot less crazy. I actually liked the vibe it had. We stayed in the Old Quarter of town for a couple nights, before we headed off to Halong Bay and Sapa.
We started most nights on the rooftop bar of our hostel playing cards and drinking the free beer they offered for an hour. We went out for a pub crawl with people from our hostel one night and played cards at a bar the other night.
Beers on the roof
We spent our days wandering around the city for good food, did a workout in the park, and found some unique cards to mail home to friends and family.
Our friend Tung (a travel agent) who I was referred to by a friend invited us to dinner at his house. It was awesome! His wife cooked so much food and we drank beer and rice wine!
Dinner at Tung’s house with his wife, kids and other friends.
The next day we left for our Halong Bay trip, which Tung booked for us. It was great! Pictures coming soon!