3. The Old Quarter

We chose to stay in The Old Quarter of Hanoi which has a great atmosphere and is noisy and “Full On”. The evenings really have a lot of atmosphere and are vibrant and alive.

We found the food selection to be VERY limited, mainly low class hawker stands selling rather dubious foods. We ended up with a dose of the S***** after buying four  cold hand made Vietnamese spring rolls from a woman who had them in a basket. She probably made them that morning and they sat in the 35c heat all day. Our fault we should have known better !!!!!

All in all we enjoyed our stay in the Old Quarter but it was let down badly by the food choices something that was totally different in the next towns of Hue and Hoi An. please check the posts

Video of The Old Quarter at night

Hanoi Old Quarter at night from Tassie Wombat on Vimeo.

A look at the Hanoi Old Quarter in the evening

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About Willie Wombat

Wombats come from Tasmania which is the island state at the bottom end of Australia. We enjoy traveling and try to do a bit before we get too old to enjoy it anymore. We are currently both (Mr. & Mrs. Wombat) in our seventies so the time must come soon to pull up the armchairs and footstools and settle down to life on our 17 acre property 30 klm from Hobart which is the capital of Tasmania.
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