PHOTOBLOG: Exploring Hanoi, Vietnam

Another Asian country that I went to last year was Ho Chi Minh city in Vietnam. I arrived in Hanoi airport and took another flight to Ho Chi Minh for an hour. Stayed for a week, the city reminded me of the old Manila and Binondo. The city is rich in cultural heritage sites, formerly named Saigon. Majority of their transportation is the motorcycle. You should be good in playing “patintero” to be able o cross the street as you’ll be meeting a LOT of motorcycles left and right. You’ll ever see any Starbucks there but they have a lot of coffee shops serving their own Vietnamese coffee. One of their popular food is their Vietnamese noodle soup or Pho. It comes with onions, chili peppers, cilantro, lime, bean sprouts and thai basil as garnishings.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Dinh Tien Hoang (Old Quarter)
Old Quarter

Cầu Thê Húc (The Huc Bridge)

Hanoi Lake View

St. Joseph’s Cathedral.

A neo-gothic structure rising from the Old  Quarter’s twisting streets was erected by the French in 1886

Chicken Pho

Garnishing for the Pho

There’s a lot of things to learn about Hanoi.  I hope to come back and be able to explore and learn more about this place.


2 thoughts on “PHOTOBLOG: Exploring Hanoi, Vietnam

  1. really love how i’m getting pointers on how to take travel pictures with this! wasn’t there any translation/language problem in vietnam? or is it mostly pointing and gestures? i think this will be on my list next to visit!

    • Yah there’s a bit of a language barrier problem there. Better you have pictures of places you will visit coz majority of the cab drivers cant speak english so you just need to show them the place where you want to go ☺ Do visit Hanoi, you’ll love the place.

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