An unusually warm winter in Hanoi this year, which suits me perfect! After a smoggy, chilli and grey Shanghai it was nice to see blue skies and sunshine again. Helped an american tourist from the airport to the hotel and felt like I did something good this day :) I remember being quite lost when first times traveling around in new Asian cities. Repaying Karma for all those people that have helped me on the way. Thank you if your one of them reading this.
After all these years in Asia most of Asia cities feel more like a sort of a home than a touristic visit spot. The whole week in Hanoi was great and got a lot of things prepared. Since Fallout 4 came out last week I took my Xbox with me to kill some time after work & gym. Probably the most awesome game Xbox One has come out with so far! I don't wanna set the world on fire...
Woke up very early on Monday and got this nice sunrise view!
Time for the expo at the Trade Union hotel
BioGaisas first ever pediatric expo in Vietnam. Went well although there is still so much to do here, it's not locally a very known brand yet.
Waiting for the expo to start with our big yellow friend
The small local shop I always buy my coffee in. Lotta, I got you fixed for this Xmas with coffee :)
Woah woah, easy now...Don't wanna drop that 16th century Ming Vase!
Chem found a new friend to chill with
Nice reflection and a perfect day
SEN, Hanois biggest buffet restaurant. They have an awesome name, it's the same as my email :)
Lanterns, a LOT of lanterns. Creates a really nice atmosphere in this restaurant
Tirant Hotel rooftop. I will spend my next birthday here. Open bar starts in the afternoon, it's been booked now :)
Walked to a meeting I had, loads of people fishing by the west lake and quite a few cafes there too. I really wonder how good it is to eat the fish here. The lake or "green pond" could probably be a lot healthier.
Loads of thse small coffee shops
Some people take it to the next level when it comes to the West Lake. Colera? Haha
Care for some sandwiches?
When you walk along the road there are an endless amount of these small stores
Found the local flower market
Logistics done right lady
Booked a very cool restaurant for next years event called "Forest". It's a 3rd generation traditional Vietnamese cuisine and culture place. Food was amazing and it's really something different inside. Cozy and full of tribal artefacts from all over the country. The owner of the restaurant collects local art too and puts them on display. Highly recommendable if you are in Hanoi! Price is very decent too.
It really was like walking into a forest, in the heart of Hanoi!
Art & Graffiti collection
Fresh spring rolls nomnomnom!!
The Old Quarter narrow streets. Full of bikes, scoother, cars, noise and smells. I love this place!
SHOES! Who likes shopping for 5 bucks each pair?
The hut on the "Turtle & Sword" lake
My evenings looked something like this...Brotherhood of Steel is here!
Next time I come here it will be the Asia Hanoi Workshop, thanks for the great and chill week Sheraton. Was nice to get a suite upgrade :)