We planned on renting an apartment in Hanoi for 2-3 months but after arriving here and looking at some flats decided this city is just not for us. It's far too loud, noisy, chaotic, and stressful. We are looking for something more laid-back but with good amenities.
Any suggestions? Friendly, vibrant, low-key small city/big town is the ideal. Proximity to nature is a plus.
Our budget is moderate. We hope to spend around $800 USD for a place big enough for 2, with the main modcon stipulation that we have a solid Internet connection.
Hoi An is the current front-runner. Any input is greatly appreciated!