Our Guide For A Perfect Two-Week Trip To Vietnam

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5 Days In Hanoi

We stayed in Hanoi for five days as we wanted to take time to recover from jet lag, fully explore and also take a day trip to Ha Long Bay. Our first day in Hanoi was disconcerting. We honestly didn’t know if we liked the city or not.

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There are motorbikes everywhere (literally) and they rarely stop at the red light. We felt overwhelmed and so scared to cross the street. Though after a couple of days, we fell in love with this hectic and chaotic city.

There are great spots to discover and we really enjoyed the authentic Vietnamese food. Hanoi isn’t a touristy city at all, you can really experience how locals live and we thought it was a great place to start our trip with.

See our favourite activities in Hanoi next.


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