Hanoi

COM BINH DAN-BUDGET MEAL EATERY FOR COMMONERS

When coming to Vietnam, you easily see countless eateries with sign board “cơm bình dân”. The majority of these eateries are small, family-run business offering a variety of home-cooked dishes at budget prices. In Vietnamese, “cơm bình dân” means “common rice”. Especially busy at lunchtimes, “cơm bình dân” serves customers from all walks of life: from clerks to labourers, from …

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Difference betwen Saigon and Hanoi lifestyle

The first diffrecence between two cities to be mentioned is morning routines. While Saigonees would love to start a new day with a cup of coffee while reading newspaper in a quite corner café, Hanoians enjoy early morning in the parks or by the lakes doing excercises. Speaking of breakfast, to some of Saigonese, coffee is breakfast. They rarely have …

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Vietnam Airlines offering free in-town check-in service

Effective from October 12th, all passengers of Vietnam Airlines have option to check in inside the city to save waiting time at airport. The in-town check-in service is provided by Vietnam Airport Ground Services Company Limited. Accordingly, the passengers are allowed to check-in for flights at the stations from 2 hours to 12 hours in advance of departure time. At …

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Belgian beer festival: a cultural exploration

Belgians are proud people, even though they would not boast blatantly open towards other people, and as much as they try to berate things they don’t like about their country, they also do like to defend some parts of our culture that are worth defending. If one is to think about Belgium and its (in)famous traits and culture, one would …

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Holi festival – a day full of colours

Vietnam Visa Easy was fortunate to join the Holi Festival, which took place on Sunday 1st of April at the Kinder Park in Hanoi. This is an annual event organised by INCHAM Hanoi (Indian business chamber in Vietnam). About Holi Holi is a traditional Hindu festival that marks the end of winter and arrival of spring. Known widely as the Festival of Color, it is a …

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You cannot leave Hanoi without trying these dishes

One of the things that make Hanoi so addicted to many foreigners is street food. Speaking of Vietnamese street food, they aren’t limited in some of the famous ones you often hear about like Pho, Bun Cha, Banh Xeo, Banh My, etc. There are dishes which you probably never heard of and they taste… just so good. The best way …

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Most popular restaurants in Hanoi

In this post we will introduce the famous restaurants in Hanoi for each Vietnamese delicacy as well as the restaurants for vegetarians. Home Vietnamese Restaurant, 34 Chau Long Street This is the perfect restaurant to enjoy the traditional taste of Vietnamese cuisine. Occupied a former French residence, close to the ever lovely Truc Bach Lake, all the set-up creates a …

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Belgian Beer Festival 2018 in Hanoi

Belgians are proud people, even though they would not boast blatantly open towards other people, and as much as they try to berate things they don’t like about their country, they also do like to defend some parts of our culture that are worth defending. If one is to think about Belgium and its (in)famous traits and culture, one would …

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8 fun places you must visit in Hanoi

Nightlife at Old Quarter From 2nd of September, the walking streets around Hoan Kiem Lake and parts of Old Quarter were officially opened making this familiar complex a perfect place to spend night time. No vehicle is allowed into the restricted area during 19:00 of Friday to 12:00 Monday every week. Tourists no longer have to walk around the Old …

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Top must-see museums in Hanoi

When you visit a capital of a country, museums shouldn’t be missed. They tell you a lot about the country, its history, its culture…. Hanoi has a system of national museums which are specialized in different fields. Museum of Ethnology Add: Nguyen Van Huyen Street, Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi Admission: 40,000VND, camera – 50,000VND Opening Hours: 8:30-17:30 This museum …

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