This is my official first post on the tripadvisor. And, wow to my dismay the first post I read is "Love letter to Hanoi".
Anyways, I am also in Hanoi, about to finish the business part of my trip and am ready to take advantage of the next two weeks. I have done a lot of walking around in the evenings and talking to a few people.
Thinking about going to the North. Up for anything really. Sapa looks good but was thinking about going to the Bac Ha market and beyond. I have read a little about Ha Giang. Is it doable on a solo mission doing local transport. Or should I go with a company? Suggestions?