• Crossing the street in Hanoi

    Safely Crossing the Streets of Hanoi: Overcoming My Hanoi Horrors

    I’ve lived many places, including New York City, Addis Ababa, Manzini (Swaziland) and Toronto. So I’m no chump when it comes to handling the changes an aggressive urban environment can toss my way. But Hanoi, my home for the past two months, really threw me for a loop. It...
  • Dong-Xuan-Hanoi -Market

    Hanoi Markets: A Shopping Adventure

    Feeling the need to get lost in a maze of fabric? Dive into oceans of fresh flowers? Or navigate towers of candy-coloured luggage? Hanoi’s markets will make any shopaholic’s heart beat faster. Following is a brief guide to where you’ll find what.   Dong Xuan Market Located at the...