Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and an increasingly popular tourist destination with many cheap flights arriving every day. Should you decide to visit this city, your flight to Hanoi will land in Noi Bai International Airport. You will come directly from the plane to immigration then proceed to baggage claim. Customs is next to the duty-free shop. This is a no-nonsense airport with few amenities. There are ATMss, an information counter, and all transportation from the airport is publicly run. From the airport you can take a taxi, mini-bus, or regular bus. The nearest hotel is about 17 kilometers away.
Divided into three districts, there are many choices for tourists on Hanoi flights for getting around. Buses are plentiful but crowded and difficult for foreigners. Taxis are a better choice but you need to be sure the metre is not rigged. Many tourists opt to hire a car and driver. Motorbike taxis are also available and can get you to your destination quickly. Cyclos are two-seaters driven by a bicycle. They are everywhere and the most charming way to visit old Hanoi. Finally, you can rent a bicycle for about a dollar a day. You most likely will not be able to get a helmet to go with it, so you may consider bringing one with you on your cheap flight to Hanoi
Hanoi is a fascinating city. You'll want to visit the Old Quarter which is full of shops. Each of the almost forty streets is named for the things sold on it. You can find small coffee shops in which to sit and watch all the people pass by. Next you'll want to visit the Old Cooking Center. Here you'll visit the local market then go back for a cooking lesson in Vietnamese cooking. Even a professional chef will walk away feeling that he's learned something new and tasty. Tourists should also pay a visit to the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Did you know that there are at least ten different tribes that make up the Vietnamese people?
The best place to shop is the Old Quarter which offers just about everything. There are many restaurants including traditional Vietnamese food to modern fusion cuisine. The Cha Cha Va Long has been open for one hundred years and serves only fried fish, but it may be some of the best fried fish in the world. Bar 69 serves traditional fare and Bobby Chin serves Asian fusion with great service and a view of the lake. For nightlife, you have to visit Apocalypse Now. There are also a number of nightclubs for any taste.
Whether you like to spend your vacations shopping, dining, or sightseeing, you'll be glad you booked airfare to Hanoi.
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