Our hotel was slap bang in the middle of the old quarter and we spent a lot of time wandering around it (including the Lonely Planet 2 hour walking tour which we highly recommend). You can buy absolutely anything there and if you can't buy it someone can probably make it. From live frogs to ghost money for burning at temples. Apart from the great souvenirs my children particularly liked the shoes. Fake or not, £8 for a pair of Nike Air trainers - they were chuffed! We ate street food and drank local beer. There is no hassling to buy things - some of the street hawkers are a bit pushy but all in all very polite when told that you didn't want to buy anything. The old quarter IS Hanoi and we loved it!
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