Holidaying in Hanoi (Part I)

I've been away in Hanoi, Vietnam for the past few days, which explained my disappearance. It was a completely different experience. I travelled with my parents and three sisters, without our spouse and children. It is always fun to travel with my family members. Thanks to my elder and youngest sister who took the trouble to make all the arrangement and came out with the itinerary. Sharing some interesting photos for the first two days in Hanoi city itself.

Vietnam Airline's Food
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Golden Land Hotel - A bouquet hotel in Hanoi
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Dinner at Green Tangerine (Fine dining, expensive)
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Sights on the street at night
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Breakfast in the room - Chicken Pho and Fried Chicken Noodles with fruits and orange juice shared with my sister.
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View from my hotel room. Buildings are all tall and thin.
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West Lake
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Entrance to Tran Quoc Pagoda
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Tran Quoc Pagoda
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Quan Thanh Temple
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Streets are dominated by motorcycles and horning!
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This should be part of "Istana" or "Palace". Not too sure what it was as it was very near to HCM memorial.
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Ho Chi Minh Memorial
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Left-hand drive in Hanoi.
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Lunch at Quan An Ngon
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Hoan Kiem Lake - Ho Hoan Kiem
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An auspicious date for wedding. Many wedding couples taking photos by Hoan Kiem Lake.
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Ice-cream at Fanny's!
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Twenty flavours of the ice-cream including chilli chocolate, bailey's, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla macadamia.
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Dinner at Kitti Restaurant
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Next stop, Halong Bay. Watch for it!

8 comments:

Wen said...
November 25, 2010 at 9:28 PM

Wow all the food looks so good! Are you on Free & easy or package tour? Looking forward to read the rest of your trip updates.

Passionate About Baking said...
November 25, 2010 at 9:59 PM

Hi Wen,
Yes, the food is really good and cheap. We went on a free & easy trip, everything booked individually. It was really fun!

ReeseKitchen said...
November 26, 2010 at 7:27 AM

From all these nice pictures, bet you really had a wonderful holiday..:)

Small Small Baker said...
November 26, 2010 at 9:02 AM

Oh, so you were on a holiday trip! :)
Looks like you had fun in Vietnam.

DG said...
November 26, 2010 at 4:50 PM

Jane you back to be a kid again LOL. So good life, travelled w/o spouse & children, instead w/ parents & siblings. Love all the photos and thanks for sharing it with us.

Passionate About Baking said...
November 26, 2010 at 5:16 PM

Thanks ladies. Yes, I did had a great time with my family members, without the children. Haha... If you need more tips, I can definitely share with you! :)

SMAC said...
November 27, 2010 at 5:10 AM

Hello, I stumbled upon your blog and saw your amazing photos of from Hanoi, Vietnam. They are amazing and I was surprised with the amount of food they provided you with on the airlines. The other surprising part is that the food doesn't look that bad at all, and the culture looks very rich which is always nice to see.
Cheers
Smac

SMAC said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Hello, I stumbled upon your blog and saw your amazing photos of from Hanoi, Vietnam. They are amazing and I was surprised with the amount of food they provided you with on the airlines. The other surprising part is that the food doesn't look that bad at all, and the culture looks very rich which is always nice to see.
Cheers
Smac

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