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Metropole Hotel: One way trip to Indochine
Bonjour! That’s the first thing you’ll hear when you walk inside this chic French colonial hotel. Great service and pain au chocolat, all under one roof.
Nhà Hàng Ngon: Fresh Vietnamese rolls addiction
First thing we always do when we arrive to a new destination is to ask where the locals eat. That's how we found Nhà Hàng Ngon. Great options to choose from plus indoor or outdoor tables. Try the papaya salad and the fresh spring rolls.
Bun Cha Huong Lien: Hello Mr President
If you want to tell your mom you also ate for 6 dollars in Vietnam - like Barack Obama and Antony Bourdain did - try this place. They only have one Vietnamese dish: noodle soup with meat. So it will be a very easy menu to choose from !
Press Club: Back to black
Ok, you are very happy about all the traditional Vietnamese food you tried but you'd like a chic dinner now. Cross the street from the Metropole to this Michelin star restaurant and find great flavors in a cool atmosphere.
Hanoi is not a destination for fashion shopping, just enjoy walking around the lake, a ride on a Rickshaw around the old town or a visit to Ho Chi Ming mausoleo. It's a very safe city so don’t worry getting lost on it's streets at 2 AM.
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One or two nights at the Jasmine Cruise is the perfect experience to unplug yourself from the city. The bay is known for its emerald water and thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rainforest. During the sail the light and views change, unlimited photos guaranteed. From dreamlike cloudy to colorful sunset. You just can't miss it !
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Called the dry Halong, Ninh Binh neon green rice fields are pretty unique. The perfect hotel in this calm valley is the Emeralda Resort. Take a boat ride between caves, towering limestones and rice fields in Tam Coc. Have lunch in Anh Dszung where you can ask for a daily menu to try real vietnamese local food. Be adventurous, rent a bike and ride by the rice fields to the charming Bich Dong Pagoda where Catherine Deneuve filmed Indochine in 1991.
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Photos by Diego Zuko | Text by Ceci Mendez