Hanoi: Journey to Madrid

Time is money so the saying goes. Sadly I had plenty of the former but was running low on the latter. I was sad alright, not only to be leaving Hanoi (and my beautiful apartment) but also of saying goodbye to Laos before I had a chance to say hello. To make matters worse the […]

Hanoi: Hello Like Before

It has been a year since my first visit and while the city looks the same, there have been casualties. The small corner shop where I had my first ‘banh mi’ (baguette) has gone. The cool cafe where I had lunch is now a hair salon. Even the magnificent Maison D’Orient has undergone some minor […]