I'm now living in Saigon whose rhythm is always moving like a flood, where people rush in the stream of life that seemingly never know how to stop. In contrast, Hanoi has a calm and a moderate rhythm so no one is caught up without a way out.
I think each city has its own beauty and the people who live there love it in their own way. The newcomers must open their hearts to see the beauty of every home, every corner of the street, the way they have passed every day...
I love Hanoi because of its quiet days of sunshine, the autumn sunlight at the afternoon, the small streets scattered the scent of milk flowers, the flowers in the early morning, and the cloudburst suddenly comes influenced by the monsoon...
Hanoi is like a village girl growing up and getting used to modern life. In contrast, Saigon has the look of her beautiful and beautiful mail but has a hard life and trance. Each city has a life of its own, its soul and its unique concerns.
I love Hanoi in the way they talk, eat and live, where the mother taught her new daughter to invite the old before eating rice. I also love Hanoi in the intonation that the people of Hanoi pronounced, warm tone after each word "ạ" characteristic, so lovely to hear that.
The first day I explored the streets around the Old Quarter and certainly not forget the symbol of Hanoi – Hồ Gươm – The Lake of the Returned Sword: Hoàn Kiếm Lake. The first day I explored the streets around the old town and certainly not forget the symbol of Hanoi – Hoàn Kiếm Lake. I walk along the lake and feel the tranquility to the silence of blue water, a legendary beautiful blue and feel the poetic beauty.
The next point to anyone traveling to Hanoi also cannot ignore is the Temple of Literature. The beauty, the ancient and the long history make me more curious to enter. The day I arrived was also the day that the graduated student came here to take pictures to save their memorable day in their student's life. Looking at the costumes and costume of a bachelor in front of the first university in Vietnam makes the atmosphere of this place more animated.
Standing on the Long Biên Bridge - the historic bridge and watching the panoramic view of the city, the boats on the river, under the bridge, there are rice paddies to make the scene here is like a beautiful natural painting.
In Hanoi, I really like to walk around the city and admire the modern architecture interwoven with the nostalgia to create a colorful Hanoi in me. I like to walk around the village such as Bát Tràng Pottery Village, Vạn Phúc silk village to witness their new products to find the meticulous of the village artisans.
About Hanoi cuisine, I like the most "bún chả" in the Old Quarter, "phở cuốn", "phở chua" (sour beef noodle), grilled chicken's leg at Lý Vạn Phúc street, "nem", lemon tea, apricot juice ... in the corner of the St. Joseph's Cathedral. I can often eat these dishes on the trip without bored…
I just keep my little dream – Hanoi, I will come back one day, soon! Will you be my companion the next trip here?