Walking across the street, being lost in the old quarter or the sidewalk drinking beer is the experience that foreigners remember when visiting Hanoi.
Will Jones is a British guy who has great passion for travel. In places he goes through, Hanoi is the place giving him the most unforgettable emotions. “It is always energetic and busy. However, it will be taken away when visiting the Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, strolling around the old quarter at sunset or enjoying street food, “Jones said.
Here are 10 reasons why Hanoi becomes attractive in his eyes:
Walking across the road
You will never know how the feeling of stimulation if you do not try to walk through the streets of Hanoi during rush hours. It requires alertness and high concentration. The only way to go from one side to the other side is rushing on the motorcycle and automobile lines which are flocking to.
“The first three times, you will feel like you are playing with death. But after a short time, you’ll be familiar with such recklessness. Driving in Vietnam, they always have a accurate speed in order not to bump into you.”Jones recalls.
Being lost in the old quarter
Hanoi Old Quarter can be seen as sexy and bold in Southeast Asia. It is the buildings with the breath of colonial times, intertwined in a maze of narrow streets and alleys. There are very few places in the world where best to put the map down and go at random, I guarantee you will discover many more wonderful things.
This is also a great place to eat and go shopping, with stores selling close together on each category of silk, lacquer, shoes, embroidery, crafts or jewelry… Tourists can to to each street and comfortably to choose the item until you find satisfactory.