Tag Archives: Hanoi

Metropole Hanoi’s Amazing Legacy

The plush Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is a standout of French colonial architecture and was a favourite place of mine to have an afternoon coffee, evening cocktail by the pool or special birthday dinner. Why? It boasts a rich history … Continue reading

Truc Bach, Me and John McCain

When I lived in Hanoi, I had an apartment in the quiet enclave of Truc Bach. It is on tiny Truc Bach Lake, a diked off portion of Tay Ho Lake. I was a little shocked to learn this is … Continue reading

Tet Flower Power in Hanoi

In Hanoi, the biggest holiday of the year is Tet, celebrating the Lunar New Year. Tet usually falls around late January/early February and has to be the biggest season for flower sellers, especially at Quang Ba Flower Market, in Tay … Continue reading

Hanoi’s Imperial Citadel

Hectic Hanoi is full of history and while living there I found a little slice of peace on the grounds of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long. Bonsai plants and random buildings were scattered throughout the complex’s almost 20 hectares. … Continue reading

KOTO Restaurant in Hanoi Brings Hope to Homeless Kids

At KOTO Restaurant, disadvantaged youth get a fresh start at a new culinary career. Great food, great concept! Here’s my story on Innovate Development’s website.

The Strip: A Cool Nightlife Spot in My Hanoi ‘Hood

I wrote this story for The Word a month ago. The photos are fab. It’s all about the buzzing new strip on Quang An Road in West Lake, just up the road from where I live. Very cool to see … Continue reading

Markets in Hanoi

A recent story I wrote for the expatsandaliens website. Just browsing right now!

10 Odd Little Things About Hanoi

Two months already! Here are a few odd little things that come up in everyday life in Hanoi… 1) Shsssssh. No talking on the public bus. Didn’t realize this at first and was properly chastised by the ticket collector. 2) … Continue reading

Happy International Literacy Day!

Here’s a piece I wrote for Innovate Development on what is happening with Uniterra in Vietnam. Enjoy.

Overcoming my Hanoi Horrors

Link to my story on expatsandaliens about Hanoiying traffic!