Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
A Week In Hanoi....what To Do?  
User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17671 posts, RR: 46
Posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2609 times:

Several friends and I are going to Hanoi for Thanksgiving week. Anyone been? Any things that we should see/do in and around Hanoi? We're excellent travellers...in fact we don't even have a place to stay and won't decide on one until we arrive in Hanoi, after nonreving halfway around the world. We're those people Wink. We're all open to anything, short of eating a beating Cobra heart.


E pur si muove -Galileo
14 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2593 times:

Prostitutes?

filler

filler



Better to be nouveau than never to have been riche at all.
User currently offlineGilligan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2591 times:

Claim you are the son of John Kerry or Jane Fonda and get all the free drinks you can handle!
 laughing   laughing   laughing 


User currently offlineSQuared From Canada, joined May 2005, 387 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2580 times:

Most people who go to Hanoi make the trip to Ha Long Bay. It's probably more touristy than many places in Vietnam, but it's still likely better than the tourist traps in other Southeast Asian countries.

I've heard interesting things about Sapa. It's certainly more exotic than Ha Long Bay (fewer tourists). But in November Sapa will be quite cold, as it is in the Highlands. I think most people use Sapa as a base camp to explore the surrounding hills and villages of the highland peoples.

Hanoi, itself has lots of historical places to visit. The Temple of Literature, The One Pillar Pagoda, and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum seem to be the most popular.

SQuared


User currently offlineSaigonhouston From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2577 times:

Quoting SQuared (Reply 3):
Most people who go to Hanoi make the trip to Ha Long Bay



Quoting SQuared (Reply 3):
Hanoi, itself has lots of historical places to visit. The Temple of Literature, The One Pillar Pagoda, and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum seem to be the most popular.

 checkmark 

Although, I have never been in the North but from what I heard from family say that Ha Long bay is beautiful and Hanoi is much more security, historical and cleaner.
Unlike, Saigon (HCM) is a bursting city for business and wild night life.

saigonhouston


User currently offlineSQuared From Canada, joined May 2005, 387 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

Quoting Saigonhouston (Reply 4):
Hanoi is much more security, historical and cleaner.
Unlike, Saigon (HCM) is a bursting city for business and wild night life.

I agree with that assessment. Hanoi is the intellectual (along with, obviously, the political) capital of Vietnam. It is more staid, calm, and serene than its southern counterpart. It is far more conservative and much less touristy than Saigon. Saigon, on the other hand is brash, capitalist, liberal, and perhaps even a little bit gaudy, but it is considered far more "fun" than Hanoi.

One person once described Hanoi as Vietnam's Boston, while TPHCM is more like Vietnam's Miami. They are both fantastic cities, but they are also worlds apart.

SQuared


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2564 times:

Handle lots of dong. Play with your dong. Touch other people's dong.

Just make sure you don't wave your dong around in public. And for Christ's sake, wash your hands after handling all that dong.

Mark


User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2546 times:

I hear the Hilton is nice. They have a very strange spa.

User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2546 times:

You could always put up signs in English at the voting booths and then post a thread about it. Wink

User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2536 times:

Use tap code on your wall and see if anyone answers.


Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineTSV From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2527 times:

Take a Train ride down the coast.


"I told you I was ill ..." Spike Milligan
User currently offlineRAPCON From Puerto Rico, joined Jul 2006, 671 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2527 times:

Quoting AC773 (Reply 1):
Prostitutes?

Long time, short time, $10 dollar!!



MODS CAN'T STOP ME....THEY CAN ONLY HOPE TO CONTAIN ME!!!
User currently offlineSaigonhouston From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2517 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 6):
Handle lots of dong. Play with your dong. Touch other people's dong.
Just make sure you don't wave your dong around in public. And for Christ's sake, wash your hands after handling all that dong

Sounds like someone has already experienced with all of the above in Vietnam.

saigonhouston


User currently offlineSCCutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5555 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2510 times:

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 9):
Use tap code on your wall and see if anyone answers.

Post of the decade. Thanks!



...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineTraindriver From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2506 times:

I never made it to Hanoi. As close as I got was a minefield off the coast
of Da Nang.


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
4 Hours In Zurich. What To Do? posted Thu Aug 17 2006 22:18:38 by MIAspotter
8 Hours In Berlin, What To Do? posted Tue Aug 8 2006 10:12:35 by ClipperHawaii
Im In Amman. What To Do? posted Sat Jun 24 2006 19:51:25 by YAK42
Weekend In Delhi - What To Do? posted Wed Apr 19 2006 06:18:58 by Cornish
2 1/2 Days In Vancouver. What To Do posted Sat Feb 25 2006 22:11:30 by Trekster
Spending 4 Days In Toronto, What To Do? posted Tue Jul 12 2005 02:47:32 by PPVRA
A Night In Tallinn, What To Do? posted Mon Feb 21 2005 16:35:17 by Ushermittwoch
A Day In Chicago: What To Do? posted Sat Jan 8 2005 18:51:37 by MSYtristar
Weekend In Boston: What To Do posted Fri May 21 2004 00:48:45 by Flyguy1
5 Hours In Munich, What To Do? posted Thu Jun 12 2003 20:21:29 by DaV