Hanoi

COM BINH DAN – CHEAP AND CASUAL MEAL FOR COMMONERS

When coming to Vietnam, you easily see countless eateries with a signboard “cơm bình dân”. The majority of these eateries are a 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, …

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Differences betwen Saigon and Hanoi Lifestyle

New tourists are often choosing big areas for their first time in any country, for Vietnam, it is Hanoi and Saigon. Even though they both are the economic centres of Vietnam, Hanoi and Saigon differentiate themselves for the geographical and cultural features. So here a few things that separate the travelling experience between Hanoi and Saigon. First thing first. Morning …

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Vietnam Airlines Offering Free In-town Check-in Service

Effective from October 12th, all passengers of Vietnam Airlines have the option to check-in inside the city to save time at the 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

If one is to think about Belgium and its (in)famous traits and culture, one would definitely mention the complicated political landscape, the Atomium or the small statue of Manneken Pis. But what makes Belgians stand out the most is their deep and profound love for food and beverages. Many people know the waffles, or well known french fries (and every …

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Holi Festival – The Colors Festival

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. Hanoi offers a great diversity of restaurants ranging from tradition flavour to a more board, modern appetites for both meat-lovers and vegetarians. Be sure to visit these popular restaurants to lighten up your dishes! Home Vietnamese Restaurant, 34 …

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Top 8 Aesthetic Locations in Hanoi You Don’t Want to Miss

Hanoi is the places to visit when you are searching for a combination of old and new culture features. These are the places and activities that will guarantee to sparks up the local experience for travellers, especially those “nightlife” adventurers. From exotic food and beverage to the sleepless bar and markets, here are our Top 8. From 2nd of September, …

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Top Must-see Museums in Hanoi

When you visit the 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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Top Attractions in Hanoi City Center

Hanoi is filled with cultural and historical charms – a place where you can find a perfect harmony of the old and the new, the traditional and the modern, the East and the West, all the conflicts co-existing and completing each other. Sword Lake and Old Quarter Sword Lake and the Hanoi Old Quarter together create a hustling tourist centre …

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