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    • Silk shirts, blouses and scarfs

      Hanoi Aug 13, 2015 at 11:47 AM

      I was told Hang Ngang Street has many stores selling silk items.
      Does anyone recommend a shop that is very good for ready made silk items?
      Thanks.
      Losham

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    • How long in Hanoi and places to stop off.

      Hanoi Aug 20, 2015 at 9:32 AM

      We, my wife and I arrive in Hanoi 2 Feb and intend training down to Ho Chi Min where we depart on the 27th. Concerned about TET. How many days should we stay in Hanoi and recommendation on things to do and stop off, after 4 or 5 hours on the train. We are not young, both retired and I am not too fit. Site seeing and local culture, people watching, not really into war history but temples and such.

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    • Food not hot

      Hanoi Aug 13, 2015 at 12:10 PM

      Can anyone suggest restaurants that serve Vietnamese food that is not hot. I can't eat spicy food and never eat foods such as Korean, Thai, Indian or Hunan.
      Is there a Pho that is mild?
      I'm looking for restaurants in HCM as well as Hanoi and Da Nang.
      Thanks.
      Losham

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      Airport transportation

      Hanoi Aug 18, 2015 at 8:10 AM

      What is the best way for someone to get downtown?
      Is the 17 bus a viable option?

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    • How long in Hanoi and places to stop off.

      Hanoi Aug 20, 2015 at 9:32 AM

      We, my wife and I arrive in Hanoi 2 Feb and intend training down to Ho Chi Min where we depart on the 27th. Concerned about TET. How many days should we stay in Hanoi and recommendation on things to do and stop off, after 4 or 5 hours on the train. We are not young, both retired and I am not too fit. Site seeing and local culture, people watching, not really into war history but temples and such.

      6 Answers Aug 21, 2015 at 9:54 AM
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      Airport transportation

      Hanoi Aug 18, 2015 at 8:10 AM

      What is the best way for someone to get downtown?
      Is the 17 bus a viable option?

      11 Answers Aug 19, 2015 at 12:12 PM
    • Food not hot

      Hanoi Aug 13, 2015 at 12:10 PM

      Can anyone suggest restaurants that serve Vietnamese food that is not hot. I can't eat spicy food and never eat foods such as Korean, Thai, Indian or Hunan.
      Is there a Pho that is mild?
      I'm looking for restaurants in HCM as well as Hanoi and Da Nang.
      Thanks.
      Losham

      6 Answers Aug 15, 2015 at 4:39 PM
    • Silk shirts, blouses and scarfs

      Hanoi Aug 13, 2015 at 11:47 AM

      I was told Hang Ngang Street has many stores selling silk items.
      Does anyone recommend a shop that is very good for ready made silk items?
      Thanks.
      Losham

      3 Answers Aug 13, 2015 at 9:10 PM
    • going to Halong Bay

      Hanoi Jul 29, 2015 at 8:39 AM

      Could somebody please give me a rough price on travelling from Hanoi and spending a night on Halong Bay if arranged as a package through hotel or an agent? Thanks.

      5 Answers Aug 16, 2015 at 2:40 PM
    • getting my visa

      Hanoi Jul 26, 2015 at 9:35 AM

      I have just applied for my visa for entry to Vietnam I have 2 copies of the form that needs to have my photo attached to and requires my details is this the only paperwork I need as I keep reading about an approval letter.
      I am travelling from Thailand and I want to know if I need a different form to let me board the plane in Thailand?
      Thank you for any advice.

      10 Answers Jul 28, 2015 at 7:14 AM
    • Points of interest

      Hanoi Jul 1, 2015 at 10:51 AM

      Can someone suggest points of interest in Hanoi? I'll be there 1 1/2 days next week

      4 Answers Jul 14, 2015 at 2:08 AM
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      clothes shopping

      Hanoi Jun 11, 2015 at 2:35 AM

      hi is there a place in hanoi where i can buy overruns branded clothing for ladies? Like similar to Saigon Square in HCM?
      TIA!

      3 Answers Jul 4, 2015 at 3:24 PM
    • taxi Hanoi

      Hanoi Jun 1, 2015 at 11:49 AM

      What company's taxi are best to get from airport? Was H.C.M. last year and got ripped off much to my Thai wife amusement any advice would be appreciated.

      6 Answers Aug 16, 2015 at 2:40 PM
    • Free Tour Guide

      Hanoi Mar 19, 2015 at 4:40 AM

      hello, my name is Hieu,. I’m from a suburb of Hanoi, Vietnam. I’m a humorous boy with an eagerness to practice English, my English is not good. When you come to Hanoi, please contact me. I will be your free tour guide. You will be shown a different Hanoi which’s never been seen on TVs, magazines, books, v.v.v… My phone no. is 084983617945, my email is Trinhbahieu009@gmail.com

      -1 Answer Mar 19, 2015 at 5:36 AM
    • 4 days trip

      Hanoi Mar 15, 2015 at 9:52 AM

      Hello people, me and my wife are planning to travel to Hanoi fir 4 days and wS wondering how we could make the most of it.. We git to do holong bay for sure. We are interested in some clothes shopping as well. Also, keen in knowin the Vietnamese history and the famous wars.

      Pls suggest. Thanks

      32 Answers Aug 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM
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      Adventure activities

      Hanoi Dec 23, 2014 at 12:38 AM

      Are there any adventurous activities in Vietnam/ Hanoi like flying fox, roller coaster, bungee jumping etc.? I am writing to my friend because she wants some adventure in Vietnam

      2 Answers Dec 30, 2014 at 2:34 AM
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      USD or VND ?

      Hanoi Dec 6, 2014 at 12:16 AM

      Ringgit depreciate a lot this few days, changing to USD or VND has different amount, would like to know which currency is well acceptance. I follow a tour, notice to spend on meal.

      14 Answers Dec 30, 2014 at 2:16 AM
    • Need help on tour guide's quotation

      Hanoi Nov 25, 2014 at 10:58 PM

      Me along with friends (4 pax) are travelling to Hanoi during 24 Dec - 28 Dec. I am checking with English guided tour guides in online and they have given me 2 options as below with rate of 350 USD & 775 USD. I find these rates are crazy. Can you guys help me to validate it. Is it really that costly? What are alternatives for me to get cheaper guided tours?

      I, option 1 : Hanoi city tour- Sapa
      1, 25-Dec: Hanoi city tour start at 8:30. We will visit below interesting places:
      -Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his house
      -Temple of Literature
      Lunch time at an Indian restaurant
      -Vietnam museum of Ethnology
      - Hanoi Old quarter
      The tour will be end around 16:00
      2, Sapa by train (3 days/2nights) (from 25-Dec to 28-Dec)
      The train to Sapa will depart in the evening at 21:15 and arrive Lao Cai at 06:15
      So 25-Dec, 20:15 Pick-up at the hotel. T.sfer to railway station for a night train to Sa Pa
      Day1 (26-Dec): Lao Cai – Cat Cat – Sin Chai Villages (B,L,D)
      AM: 7h30 arrive Lao Cai, pick up at Lao Cai Station then T.sfer to Sapa (35km). You will have breakfast in the hotel, check in hotel (3 stars) .After lunch trek to Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages of Black H’Mong tribe .Enjoy the waterfall in Cat Cat and beautiful scenery along the way . Back to hotel for dinner and enjoy the night in Sapa town .
      App .4 hours trekking – 8 km .- Meals: B – L – D Accommodation: Hotel.
      Day 2 (27-Dec): Lao Chai – Ta Van Villages – Lao Cai Station (B,L)
      After breakfast you will check out and leave your luggage in the hotel, get ready for the trip. Trek down to Lao Chai village to visit the Tay and Day tribes then keep going along the bottom of the Sapa valley to get to Ta Van village which is supposed to be the most beautiful one in the area. Have a picnic lunch on the way. You go back to Sapa by motorbike/jeep. Back to Lao Cai Station by private car .Overnight at the A/C soft sleeper cabin train to Hanoi . The train will start at 20:15 date 27-Dec and arrive Hanoi at 4:30 AM date 28-Dec
      Included:

      • • Private car for Hanoi city tour and lunch at Indian restaurant,

      • Pick up in Hanoi city for Sapa tour
      • Train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (A/C soft sleeper 4 berths cabin)
      • A/C tourist car during Group Tour in Lao Cai – Sa Pa – Lao Cai
      • 2 private room in a 3 star hotel in sapa
      • Meals as indicated: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner, with vegetarian foods
      • English speaking guide
      • EnT.ce fee
      Excluded:
      • International & domestic flight ticket
      • Visa arrangement
      • Drinks, travel insurance, other meals

      Price: USD345/pax

      II, option 2: Hanoi-Mai chau- Ninh Ninh
      date 25-Dec: Hanoi - Mai Chau, homestay (L,D)
      8am: Depart from Hanoi by private vehicle to Mai Chau Village. the gateway to the impressive mountainous area of northern Vietnam. The drive is very nice with stunning view of mountains, valleys, sugarcane farms and rice paddies. We would have a stop enroute for refreshment. Keep our driving up to Mai Chau. We reach Mai Chau at about 12:00 noon. Enjoy lunch in a local house.
      In the afternoon, we will take a loop walk through surrounding rice paddies and villages around Mai Chau, in here you will see how local people working, plan and harvest water rice. You will also see animals like buffaloes, pigs, cats, goats…freely around. Walk back to the village.
      After dinner you will have a chance to see special tradition Thai’s dance until late evening.
      Overnight in the stilt house with the friendly Thai ethnic people.

      Date 26-Dec: Mai Chau – Ninh Binh (B,L,D)
      Breakfast in the home stay and then T.sfer to Ninh Binh. Visit Temple of Dinh and Le Dynasties. Riding bicycle to Tam Coc for lunch. After lunch take the rowing boat to visit Tam Coc (Three Grottos) the mountains & caves regarded as "Ha Long Bay‘s in land".
      Move to Bich Dong (Jade Grotto) to visit the pagoda which situated on the mountain where the film "Indochina” was took place. Overnight in Ninh Binh.
      Date 27-Dec: Ninh Binh – Hanoi (B,L,D)
      After breakfast, check out hotel and will go to Bai Dinh pagoda. Bai Dinh pagoda is a large population known as many records such as: the largest pagoda of Vietnam, the biggest gold - plated copper of Asia and the longest lobby in Asia. The pagoda is located at the western of the ancient capital Hoa Lu, belonging to Gia Sinh commune, Ninh Binh. It is far about 15 kilometers from Ninh Binh province and 95 kilometers from Hanoi. Bai Dinh Pagoda population has the area of 539 hectares including 27 hectares of ancient Bai Dinh pagoda, 80 hectares of new Bai Dinh area.
      End the tour and go back to Hanoi around 17:00
      Date 28-Dec: Hanoi city tour start at 8:30.
      We will visit below interesting places:
      -Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his house
      -Temple of Literature
      Lunch time at an Indian restaurant
      -Vietnam museum of Ethnology
      - Hanoi Old quarter
      The tour will be end around 15:00

      PACKAGE PRICE : 778 USD/ 1 PAX
      Costs include:
      - T.sportation
      - Homestay in Mai Chau
      - 4 Stars hotel in Ninh Binh or resort
      - Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners in Itinerary with with vegetarian foods
      - EnT.ce and sightseeing fees
      - Tradition Thai’s dance showing
      - English speaking guide
      Costs exclude:
      • International & domestic flight ticket
      • Visa arrangement
      • Drinks, travel insurance, other meals
      • Tips & personal expenses.

      4 Answers Nov 26, 2014 at 10:14 PM
    • Need help on tour guide's quotation

      Hanoi Nov 25, 2014 at 10:58 PM

      Me along with friends (4 pax) are travelling to Hanoi during 24 Dec - 28 Dec. I am checking with English guided tour guides in online and they have given me 2 options as below with rate of 350 USD & 775 USD. I find these rates are crazy. Can you guys help me to validate it. Is it really that costly? What are alternatives for me to get cheaper guided tours?

      I, option 1 : Hanoi city tour- Sapa
      1, 25-Dec: Hanoi city tour start at 8:30. We will visit below interesting places:
      -Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his house
      -Temple of Literature
      Lunch time at an Indian restaurant
      -Vietnam museum of Ethnology
      - Hanoi Old quarter
      The tour will be end around 16:00
      2, Sapa by train (3 days/2nights) (from 25-Dec to 28-Dec)
      The train to Sapa will depart in the evening at 21:15 and arrive Lao Cai at 06:15
      So 25-Dec, 20:15 Pick-up at the hotel. T.sfer to railway station for a night train to Sa Pa
      Day1 (26-Dec): Lao Cai – Cat Cat – Sin Chai Villages (B,L,D)
      AM: 7h30 arrive Lao Cai, pick up at Lao Cai Station then T.sfer to Sapa (35km). You will have breakfast in the hotel, check in hotel (3 stars) .After lunch trek to Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages of Black H’Mong tribe .Enjoy the waterfall in Cat Cat and beautiful scenery along the way . Back to hotel for dinner and enjoy the night in Sapa town .
      App .4 hours trekking – 8 km .- Meals: B – L – D Accommodation: Hotel.
      Day 2 (27-Dec): Lao Chai – Ta Van Villages – Lao Cai Station (B,L)
      After breakfast you will check out and leave your luggage in the hotel, get ready for the trip. Trek down to Lao Chai village to visit the Tay and Day tribes then keep going along the bottom of the Sapa valley to get to Ta Van village which is supposed to be the most beautiful one in the area. Have a picnic lunch on the way. You go back to Sapa by motorbike/jeep. Back to Lao Cai Station by private car .Overnight at the A/C soft sleeper cabin train to Hanoi . The train will start at 20:15 date 27-Dec and arrive Hanoi at 4:30 AM date 28-Dec
      Included:

      • • Private car for Hanoi city tour and lunch at Indian restaurant,

      • Pick up in Hanoi city for Sapa tour
      • Train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (A/C soft sleeper 4 berths cabin)
      • A/C tourist car during Group Tour in Lao Cai – Sa Pa – Lao Cai
      • 2 private room in a 3 star hotel in sapa
      • Meals as indicated: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner, with vegetarian foods
      • English speaking guide
      • EnT.ce fee
      Excluded:
      • International & domestic flight ticket
      • Visa arrangement
      • Drinks, travel insurance, other meals

      Price: USD345/pax

      II, option 2: Hanoi-Mai chau- Ninh Ninh
      date 25-Dec: Hanoi - Mai Chau, homestay (L,D)
      8am: Depart from Hanoi by private vehicle to Mai Chau Village. the gateway to the impressive mountainous area of northern Vietnam. The drive is very nice with stunning view of mountains, valleys, sugarcane farms and rice paddies. We would have a stop enroute for refreshment. Keep our driving up to Mai Chau. We reach Mai Chau at about 12:00 noon. Enjoy lunch in a local house.
      In the afternoon, we will take a loop walk through surrounding rice paddies and villages around Mai Chau, in here you will see how local people working, plan and harvest water rice. You will also see animals like buffaloes, pigs, cats, goats…freely around. Walk back to the village.
      After dinner you will have a chance to see special tradition Thai’s dance until late evening.
      Overnight in the stilt house with the friendly Thai ethnic people.

      Date 26-Dec: Mai Chau – Ninh Binh (B,L,D)
      Breakfast in the home stay and then T.sfer to Ninh Binh. Visit Temple of Dinh and Le Dynasties. Riding bicycle to Tam Coc for lunch. After lunch take the rowing boat to visit Tam Coc (Three Grottos) the mountains & caves regarded as "Ha Long Bay‘s in land".
      Move to Bich Dong (Jade Grotto) to visit the pagoda which situated on the mountain where the film "Indochina” was took place. Overnight in Ninh Binh.
      Date 27-Dec: Ninh Binh – Hanoi (B,L,D)
      After breakfast, check out hotel and will go to Bai Dinh pagoda. Bai Dinh pagoda is a large population known as many records such as: the largest pagoda of Vietnam, the biggest gold - plated copper of Asia and the longest lobby in Asia. The pagoda is located at the western of the ancient capital Hoa Lu, belonging to Gia Sinh commune, Ninh Binh. It is far about 15 kilometers from Ninh Binh province and 95 kilometers from Hanoi. Bai Dinh Pagoda population has the area of 539 hectares including 27 hectares of ancient Bai Dinh pagoda, 80 hectares of new Bai Dinh area.
      End the tour and go back to Hanoi around 17:00
      Date 28-Dec: Hanoi city tour start at 8:30.
      We will visit below interesting places:
      -Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his house
      -Temple of Literature
      Lunch time at an Indian restaurant
      -Vietnam museum of Ethnology
      - Hanoi Old quarter
      The tour will be end around 15:00

      PACKAGE PRICE : 778 USD/ 1 PAX
      Costs include:
      - T.sportation
      - Homestay in Mai Chau
      - 4 Stars hotel in Ninh Binh or resort
      - Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners in Itinerary with with vegetarian foods
      - EnT.ce and sightseeing fees
      - Tradition Thai’s dance showing
      - English speaking guide
      Costs exclude:
      • International & domestic flight ticket
      • Visa arrangement
      • Drinks, travel insurance, other meals
      • Tips & personal expenses.

      3 Answers Dec 19, 2014 at 9:13 AM
    • Guided Tours in Hanoi

      Hanoi Nov 25, 2014 at 8:21 PM

      Hi I am planning to visit Hanoi/Sapa during 24 Dec - 28 Dec (we are 4 people together). I searched for english speaking tour guides online and in touch with 2-3 guides who will give me customized packages (excluding airfare + hotel accommodation). I am surprised to know that they are charging 300 USD - 700 USD/person. Does it really cost so much for personal guides?
      Can you tell me what are other alternatives for guided tours. Do we get in Hanoi itself? Anyone can give some contact point. Thanks.

      7 Answers Aug 16, 2015 at 2:40 PM
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      Guide to Support Bicycle Tour

      Hanoi Nov 18, 2014 at 12:08 PM

      Hi,
      My daughter (age 47) and I are cycling from Hanoi to Hoi An beginning mid March 2015. I'll be going on solo to HCMC from there. We think we need a guide with a van for support. So I'm looking for advice on whether we can wait until we get to Hanoi to worry about it (we have two full free days there), and what we should expect to pay. We are not high-end travelers. Thanks.

      5 Answers Nov 19, 2014 at 9:10 PM
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      Ceramics in Bat Trang

      Hanoi Nov 5, 2014 at 7:27 AM

      Does anybody know how much it would cost to let ceramics ( a vase around 100 cm high ) to be shipped to Europe
      ( Sweden in my case ). What I can read from internet is the price at the spot. I would need the total costs including customs etc. Anyone who has a personal experience of this ? Are the sellers reliable?

      Thanks in advance
      Sejmer

      1 Answer Aug 16, 2015 at 2:40 PM
    • Motorcross trip 3-4days 1nov riders wanted

      Hanoi Oct 29, 2014 at 12:31 AM

      Hi

      I am wanting to do get a group of riders together for 3-4 day off road tour from Hanoi. Anyone interested. Would like to leave on the 1st nov.

      6 Answers Oct 30, 2014 at 6:44 AM
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      One Day City tour

      Hanoi Oct 21, 2014 at 3:29 AM

      Hi, we will be in Hanoi in November, and have one day free. We were looking at doing a one-day City Tour, but all look exactly the same and go to virtually the same attractions.

      Is it worth actually doing one? Or should we just take inspiration from their itineraries and go at our own pace?

      Any other advice about must see / do and eats while in Hanoi for a day?

      Cheers!

      8 Answers Nov 20, 2014 at 10:10 AM
    • How to travel real Ha Noi life

      Hanoi Oct 10, 2014 at 8:17 AM

      I want to travel around in ha noi. But i dont know how to go the best?

      4 Answers Apr 4, 2015 at 2:03 AM
    • Is Hanoi safe for Chinese?

      Hanoi Oct 9, 2014 at 8:16 AM

      Hi,
      I'm from Hong Kong and planning to visit to Hanoi end of this month. But I very concern is there still any "anti-Chinese" in the city? Is it dangerous to travel to Hanoi now? Hope you can give me some update and tips.
      Thanks!

      5 Answers Oct 18, 2014 at 8:31 AM
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      Best Tailor for Women's Clothing Near Old Quarter

      Hanoi Oct 3, 2014 at 7:32 AM

      I will be in Hanoi for several days and would like to have some clothing made. Can any one recommend a high quality ladies' tailor/fabric shop in the old quarter, where I will be staying. I'm less concerned about cost than I am about quality. But perhaps an estimate of cost for a jacket and pair of slacks would be helpful.

      7 Answers Dec 28, 2014 at 4:51 PM
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      Can you recommned any things to do in Hanoi if I have 5- 6 hours before boarding train to SAPA?

      Hanoi Sep 9, 2014 at 7:42 PM

      Hi There,

      I am going to Hanoi next week. The monring flight will land me there around 9 am so I will have a plenty of time before taking the train at night. I am thinking of killing time at flea market or nice coffee shop. Do you have any idea? Thanks

      9 Answers Dec 30, 2014 at 2:16 AM
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      I need a 2-day itinerary for Hanoi

      Hanoi Aug 21, 2014 at 2:09 PM

      Further to my original question. The organized tour I'll be taking includes the following sites:
      Old Quarter; Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh Quarter, Hoa Lo prison, Temple of Literature, Water Puppet Show.

      I'd like to see something that's not on this list and will help educate a North American about Vietnam.

      9 Answers Sep 12, 2014 at 12:08 PM
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      I need a 2-day itinerary for Hanoi

      Hanoi Aug 21, 2014 at 10:42 AM

      I will be on a group tour of Hanoi, covering all the major sites. But I have two days on my own before the tour. I'd like some suggestions about what to see that won't be on the organized tour. I'll be staying in the Old Quarter so that's my starting point.

      4 Answers Oct 13, 2014 at 2:57 AM
    • Airport (HAN)

      Hanoi Jul 31, 2014 at 6:30 AM

      Hi!

      I have a connecting flight in Hanoi (HAN) early morning . I intend to spend a night in the airport before my next day early flight.
      Is the airport (HAN) a 24-hours airport or there would be a closing hours?
      Thanks!

      10 Answers Jul 31, 2014 at 10:04 PM
    • What is the most realistic trip

      Hanoi Jul 31, 2014 at 12:06 AM

      i'm fouding a good trip with real hanoi life.

      2 Answers Oct 13, 2014 at 2:57 AM
    • Any nice restaurants with authentic French or Italian Cuisine?

      Hanoi Jun 17, 2014 at 2:56 AM

      I'm in Hanoi quite a lot, and though I love Vietnamese food, it's pretty spicy. Can anyone recomend some good
      European restaurants?

      4 Answers Jul 30, 2014 at 5:12 AM
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      What to do for my lady's birthday in Hanoi?

      Hanoi May 29, 2014 at 11:13 PM

      Hi there. My girlfriend and I are travelling SE Asia and will be in Hanoi for a few days, one of which will be her birthday. Does anyone know something fun I could take her to see/do? I'm thinking I'd like to take her to a nice restaurant in the evening and maybe go to a bar/club later that night. Any recommendations for good restaurants or clubs?

      As for the day, I'm really not sure where to take her. We could just do some city sightseeing, but that's pretty much what we do everyday, so it doesn't feel very special. Does anyone know somewhere romantic or unique/special that I could take her during the day?

      If it helps, she likes puppies (any dog cafes like in Korea/Japan?), shopping, watching movies (was thinking of taking her to a cinema), reading books, and jewellery.

      I'd really appreciate if anyone could provide any good ideas for me. I'm really not sure how to treat her and make her birthday a special day.

      Thanks so much for your help.

      3 Answers Dec 30, 2014 at 2:17 AM