My Hanoi Guide


I’ve worked in Hanoi since 2001 and have lived there off and on over the years.  I’ve had lots of  friends that have come and visited, and several people who have asked for recommendations.  Listed here are the things that I like to see and do.  

I love Hanoi!  Everyday I see something I haven’t seen before.  I like the friendly people, the great food (especially fish and seafood), and the chaos and the cacophony of sounds in the old quarter.  I think Hanoi is a beautiful city, with its tree lined boulevards, narrow alley ways, and numerous lakes.


The ideal times for visiting Hanoi are April and early May and and late October and November, when the temperature is not too hot and not too chilly.  Hanoi is consistently ranked one of the safest cities in Asia, and if you use common sense you should have no problems.  Enjoy this city that just celebrated its 1000th birthday in 2010.

If you have questions, suggestions, etc. please send an email to