With so much to see and do in Vietnam, it’s hard to know where to start. Take your pick from the idyllic beauty of Halong Bay, bustling Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), the rugged mountains in the north or the Imperial city of Hue on the banks of the Perfume River. Guest Blogger, Lynne Gray, traveller and founder of That’s PR, shares her impressions of Hanoi, an old French Colonial city with a unique charm and history.
It’s always an exciting adventure when you go to a country for the first time. Vietnam, especially North Vietnam, had always seemed to me to be mysterious and steeped in tradition. On a recent tour of Indochina, a friend and I stayed in the old quarter of Hanoi, capital of Vietnam and over 1000 miles north of Ho Chi Minh (Saigon).