After searching the city, and having all manner of massage; I have finally found a place I feel comfortable recommending. Pricey, but worth every dong. I’m a perfectionist when it comes to health related issues – comes from being a doctor for so many years – so if the masseuse isn’t good, I would not recommend the spa. Try this place. You will not be disappointed.
Cafes and coffee shops abound in the city. If you find yourself in the neighborhood, check out Hoa Chanh Coffee if for no other reason than the tea. The taste is very unique, apparently coming from HCMC, and it’s free. I particularly like the smoothies, but the coffee is excellent as well.
PS: Did I mention there is another location?
Upon our arrival in Hanoi we found this place on the advice of a friend who has since gone back to the U.S. Now, we have had our motorbike for two years. Month-to-month rental has been the best option for us and the staff at Flamingo have made it easy. The staff are friendly, service is great, and we don’t have to worry about all of the issues that would be involved with owning a motorbike. They simply take care of everything. Contact them for your rental needs and let us know what you think.
Sen Buffet Tay Ho
Address: 614 Lạc Long Quân, Nhật Tân, Tây Hồ
Phone: +84 4 3719 9242
This is a great place to try every conceivable Vietnamese (as well as other) dish one can imagine. We’ve tried everything from alligator to albatross. A bit pricey for some, but well worth the experience. Let us know what you think.
Hanoi Botanical Garden
Address: 3 Hoàng Hoa Thám, Ngọc Hà, Ba Đình
Phone: +84 4 3845 5114
We enjoy walking through this serene park just to enjoy the peace and tranquility of it. Warning: don’t even try it at noon on a hot day . . .
Address: Hoàn Kiếm Lake, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm
“Lake of the Returned Sword” or “Lake of the Restored Sword”. A very interesting historical area in which to learn about the tale of the Golden Turtle God. Fascinating history here.
Ashima Hot Pot
Address: 60 Giang Van Minh, Ba Dinh
Phone: +84 43722 6353