Thanks to Lonely Planet, this corner is one of the most famous in the old town of Hanoi. There are fresh beer joints on all four points of this corner. Tourists flock here to drink beer for 3,000 VN dong ($1 is 18,000 VN dong) per glass. Its a little over-rated (i.e., touristy) but we met some really nice Vietnamese (and Korean) people here, and had some decent cheap beer!
The Rehumanization Tour: Phase II August 14th 2009 Joe and I are happy to report that Phase I of the Rehumanization tour was a resounding success. In just under two months, we traveled the length of Vietnam - from Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong Delta, and Phu Quoc Island in the south to Hanoi, Sapa and Halong Bay in the north (see forthcoming blogs for stories and pictures from Sapa and Halong Bay). In between, we pedaled across the rolling hills ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hanoi The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more