TRAVELS VIETNAM

Tourist Adventures in Hanoi

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9c4eGG5Mi LOCATION: HANOI, VIETNAM
After spending our first day in Hanoi getting acquainted with the Old Quarter neighbourhood, we woke up ready to face the cold of the early morning and set off to the Ho Chi Minh museum and mausoleum…


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9c4eGG5MiLOCATION: HANOI, VIETNAM

Zara Coat / Top Shop Hat & Jumper / Cascada Pants / Forever 21 Scarf / KateSpade Bag


After spending our first day in Hanoi getting acquainted with the Old Quarter neighbourhood, we woke up ready to face the cold of the early morning and set off to the Ho Chi Minh museum and mausoleum. The first agenda of the day however, was to purchase jackets as it was turning out that mere blazers just weren’t gonna cut it anymore. So much for packing shorts, skirts and sandals… (Travel lesson learnt! Research, research, research!)

The museum itself was really well kept with numerous, interesting, interpretive displays and artefacts. However I recommend a tour guide to really learn the history behind them as I found trying to learn myself was difficult. The explanations and descriptions of the instalments would sometimes be no more than a sentence long leaving a lot to be desired in my quest for knowledge. After learning that the mausoleum was in a completely different building and down-a-ways from the museum, we rushed as the mausoleum’s closing time was quickly approaching. After all our effort (practically running in ballet-flats) we missed the time window by five mins. Oh well! We still took the time to take advantage of the photo opportunity and to marvel at the large structure. 
 
We then took a cab back to Old Quarter to visit the Hoan Kiem Lake bridge. If there is any photo to take in Hanoi – it’s this one. This iconic bridge appears under Hanoi in every travel magazine and blog alike. The beautiful red bridge pops against the green of the lake and is a really beautiful little piece of architecture. To end the day, we walked back to the hotel and I spent a good half hour thawing my poor feet. Needless to say, I was dreaming of ugg boots. 
 
Photography: Mita Gray

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    Jenna Nguyen
    January 4, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Hi Ms.Catriona. I am a Vietnamese girl who had lived in Hanoi during my childhood till I was 17 and moved to another country. Now I am looking forward to seeing my lovely hometown after having read your blogs since I had decided to visit my relatives in Hanoi during my Spring-Vacation. Thank you for capturing such peaceful, meaningful moments and memorable photos from your trip! Keep showing your wonderful trip of exploring the world. Love you from Denmark!

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