Hanoi - Ninh Binh

4 days exploring the great nature of Ninh Binh and 2 days of food and cafe hunting in Hanoi.

Nice relaxing cafe, decent food and drinks.

Clean and affordable hotel, nothing charming though.

Must try in Hanoi. The fried fish with spring onion and rice noodle is superb. Favourite among local and tourist.

Hanoi street at night.

A Saturday night market, mostly merchandise with very little food in sight.

Dessert: you can have fruits with jelly, or jelly only. It comes with a yogurt pudding. I like it.

Hoan Kiem lake on a Saturday night, plenty of activities going on: some performance, some mini concerts, line dancing, games to play, etc.

Walking around Hanoi. I do find the old quarters pretty charming.

A nice hideout to relax and have some Vietnamese dessert. There are little tourists in sight and a small crowd.

This is the second time we tried pho in this trip, the food is pretty alright. There could be a short queue on peak period due to the small place.

Do take note only tourists eat here.

Sunday walking streets around Hoan Kiem Lake.

Nice and affordable ice-cream, from stick ice-cream, cone to sundae. Ice-cream taste pretty milky, with a few flavours.

Giang Cafe can be found by walking through a narrow corridor from the main street. There are seatings on the ground floor or first floor (covered rooftop).

Nothing fancy here. Specialty is egg coffee and no food served, sitting on small tables and chairs. Egg coffee is pretty thick.

Hanoi beer and food street. Definitely a lot of foreigners here.

A place famous for local style beef steak and roast pigeon. Won't say it is the best, but it's good and the local likes it. The restaurant is well hidden through a small corridor, with a signage outside.

Hanoi sweet dessert by the busy walking street. The dessert are not great, but most people enjoy it's ice lemon tea and peeling sun flower seed by the street side.

A cozy little cafe surrounded by many books and good Western coffee. The environment is very quiet with soft English music playing. There is an indoor balcony seatings for those who prefer more privacy, with a small comic collection.

There is a good mix of locals and foreigners, and outdoor area for smokers.

Really enjoyed the ambience here, which we have time to stay for at least 2 hours.

Having burger king at Hanoi Airport before departure.

First mean back in Malaysia from Hanoi. The new Salted Chicken dish is not bad.