city guide, hanoi, travel

hanoi, vietnam + vlog

hanoiearlier this month, i had a quick trip to hanoi, vietnam. though it was for a personal business reason who am i if i don’t try to make the most out of it? (aka lots of vietnamese coffee and pho) airasia flight to hanoi was around 4,500 thb roundtrip from bangkok and it took about an hour fourty minutes to get there.

i wanted a hotel in the city center where everywhere was easily accessible by feet hence after some research we decided on hanoi elegance diamond hotel in the old quarter. i have to say it was the perfect choice both regarding the hotel and the location. it’s a small boutique hotel but don’t let the size get to you. the service in this hotel is equivalent, or even surpasses those of five star big chains. the staffs were so attentive and friendly – they did everything they could to make our stay comfortable. it was around 2,000 thb per night with breakfast included and i’m pretty sure you can’t find such value in this price anywhere else. i couldn’t recommend this place enough!

i couldn’t be more thankful to have survived the unexpected cold and the cray cray road crossing experience of hanoi. enjoy my travel vlog!

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  • Reply Elif

    Annie, first of all love the new look of your blog-amazing! :) Also, super enjoyed the vlog, subscribed already! Looking forward to new vlogs! Keep up the great work! ;)

    THATSALEAF ⎜Beauty. Style. Lifestyle.

    February 25, 2015 at 5:37 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      thank you so much elif! thanks for the subscription i’m still new to vlogs so you might get motion sickness at times lol :P

      February 27, 2015 at 5:39 pm
  • Reply kim


    February 25, 2015 at 7:57 pm
  • Reply Hazel

    Hi! I`m vietnamese and I love your blogpost..
    Missing Vietnam so much, all the fruits and the street food!
    Ha Long Bay is so beautiful! I`ve been there when I was like 10 but still remembering its beauty :)

    February 27, 2015 at 10:31 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      hi hazel nice to see you here hehe :) hanoi had so much to offer only wish i had stayed longer! you’re lucky you’re from such a beautiful country hehe thanks for dropping by! x

      February 27, 2015 at 11:10 pm
  • Reply Munky

    My comments did not go through…ooo is it because you moved out from wordpress?? or maybe cause you rejected my comment!! haha

    My original comment was….JEALOUS! Vietnam is on my to visit place this year! JEALOUS!

    February 27, 2015 at 10:41 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      oh nooo i would never reject your comment, what are you talking about.. hahaha no but i’ve been having some problem with comment section so i had to change it around today. anywayssss, when are you planning to visit? avoid hanoi’s winter at any cost! brr

      February 27, 2015 at 11:13 pm
  • Reply Erika

    Great photos! These places you visited are beautiful and it seems like you had a great time:) Im seriously loving your feed, Im still new to this but I can recognize a great blog when I see it, I’ll be happy to follow for more;) Hope you have a great day!

    March 10, 2015 at 4:54 am
    • Reply annie lee

      aww that’s so sweet of you to say erika, i appreciate that :) hope to see you around!

      March 10, 2015 at 2:44 pm
  • Reply ohhappybear

    Great post. Love all the pictures. Like being there, too.

    April 21, 2015 at 6:49 am
  • Reply Yan Li

    Hi! I saw your vlog on youtube while looking for Hanoi related videos and I really love it!
    and then i went to your blog and totally love every post! >.<
    I'll be visiting Hanoi soon and it gives me a brief idea of how Hanoi is going to be like!

    Just want to know, what kind of camera are you using? The quality is great! ;)

    August 30, 2015 at 9:49 pm
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