Best street food in Hanoi: Banh cuon by Thanh Van

Best street food in Hanoi: Banh cuon by Thanh Van

The annual #streetfood50 Awards recognise the top street food vendors around the globe, handpicked by Urban Adventures’ own local guides-in-the-know. Local vendor Thanh Van received top accolades from our Hanoi tour guides for the best street food in Hanoi in 2018, for her banh cuon recipe. Thanh Van makes banh...

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The complete guide to: Hanoi travel

The complete guide to: Hanoi travel

While the noise, chaos and scooter-clogged streets might be an overwhelming welcome to Hanoi, give the city a chance and it will inevitably show you its many charms. If you’re curious about visiting, our local Hanoi tour guides have shared everything you need to know before you go, and what...

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Cocktails, pigs’ feet and a modern man in Hanoi

Cocktails, pigs’ feet and a modern man in Hanoi

Late afternoon, the Lake of the Restored Sword, Hanoi, Vietnam. Three days of heat, humidity and sunshine have given way to grey skies and that invisible rain that doesn’t seem to be there until you’re soaking wet. Georgia and I are dashing between raindrops to meet our guide for our...

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24 hours in: Hanoi

24 hours in: Hanoi

Hanoi is a busy, bustling city that’s guaranteed to excite you — but also maybe overwhelm you, especially if you only have 24 hours to see the sites. To help you navigate the streets from old town to downtown, here are the top tips from our local Hanoi tour guides...

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What to eat and where to eat it in Vietnam

What to eat and where to eat it in Vietnam

I’m a big lover of food and I recently visited Vietnam. And as a big lover of food who recently visited Vietnam, I felt an overwhelming sense of responsibility to deliver to you, the internet, a comprehensive modern-day piece of content that shares with you some of the best stuff...

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A foreigner’s guide to Tet in Vietnam

A foreigner’s guide to Tet in Vietnam

With the Lunar New Year upon us, we’ve been talking to our team over in Asia to see how they celebrate at this special time. In Vietnam, the New Year holidays are called Tết, and families and friends across the nation gather together. If you’re a foreigner in Vietnam during...

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Photo of the Week: Green Fields Outside Hanoi

Photo of the Week: Green Fields Outside Hanoi

The hues of green in this photo from outside Hanoi are incredible. There are two rice crops a year, and the best time to visit is just before harvest time, when the crops are very tall and green and just go on for miles and miles in the countryside. Our...

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