South China Morning Post lists must-do things in Hanoi. Writer Ed Peters from South China Morning Post — Hong Kong's English-language paper has recommended travelers what and how to explore Hanoi during 48 hours of weekend. There’s the usual lucky dip of low-cost carriers and rather pricier ones touching down at Noi Bai International Airport 60 minutes after taking off from Chek Lap Kok (and vice versa) flying at a theoretical 873km/h between Hong Kong and Hanoi. Jetstar’s US$150 return seems very reasonable, though a 7kg baggage allowance doesn’t leave much room for souvenir shopping. South China Morning Post advises travelers that there are many places you can stay in Hanoi, such as Metropole hotel. Heritage buffs won’t need to be told about the Metropole – opened at the turn of the 20th century and since restored well beyond its former glory – there’s air-con for a start. According to the Hong Kong-based newspaper, during 48 … [Read more...] about Which are must-do things in Hanoi in 48 hours?
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US President Donald Trump came to Vietnam on February 26 for a high-stake meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The high expectation for the summit made Hanoi at the center of worldwide attention, however, what made Vietnam’s capital standout was the warm welcome and hospitality from local people to US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Both Trump and Kim have expressed their gratitude for the affection from Hanoians. Kim reportedly said that he has been through a long way of more than 3,000 kilometers to Vietnam and thanked the country for such hospitality and warm reception. As Kim got into a Mercedes Benz vehicle on his way to Hanoi for his high-stake meeting, he waved from the car to people lining in the street, a move hardly seen during his time in Singapore for the first US – North Korea summit, due to security reason. In case of Trump, less than half an hour from setting his foot in Vietnam, the most powerful man on earth … [Read more...] about Photo gallery – Hanoi’s warm reception for President Trump captured by White House photographer – Hanoi Times
The Hanoitimes - Hanoi has served as a bridge towards peace, especially at the time the city is celebrating its 20th anniversary of being recognized by the UNESCO as City for Peace. North Korea leader: “Thank you, Vietnam!” Foreign reporters covering US – North Korea summit offered free tours around Hanoi Best cuisine artisans serve Hanoi specialties to foreign reporters during N.Korea – US summit Hanoi serves as bridge towards world peace Foreign visitors amazed at Hanoi amid second US – North Korea summit Hanoi has been at the center of worldwide attention, not only for being the host of the second US – North Korea summit, but also for the warm welcome and hospitality from local people to US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi. Getting off the Dong Dang station in the northern province of Lang Son, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un saw first-hand the … [Read more...] about Hanoi’s hospitality highlighted in US – North Korea summit
InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72 will introduce sprout ginseng to Vietnamese diners with a variety of dishes and activities from November 16-30. — VNS Photo InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72 will introduce sprout ginseng to Vietnamese diners with a variety of dishes and activities from November 16-30. Sprout ginseng is popular in Korea as an ingredient for healthy food and beverages. It is cultivated using a hydroponic method which makes it more controllable than the normal ginseng. Normal ginseng takes five or six years to reach maturity, while sprout ginseng needs only two to four months to be harvested. Saponin is the core value of ginseng which has several benefits, and the concentration in the leaves of sprout ginseng is high, which is one of the reasons it is used in daily meals. During the event, 3Spoons restaurant will present a limited edition of Bun Cha with Sprout Ginseng, bringing an exotic flavour to a popular dish. Meanwhile, the Teppanyaki micro restaurant will … [Read more...] about Sprout ginseng festival to take place in Ha Noi from November 16-30
RedSun ITI has taken its chain of Truly Viet restaurants to Australia under the franchise model.— Photo RedSun ITI RedSun ITI has taken its chain of Truly Viet restaurants to Australia under the franchise model. It has set up a joint venture with an Australian partner to open the first restaurant in Melbourne with a menu that features four popular traditional Vietnamese dishes, goi cuon (fresh spring roll), pho (noodle soup), banh mi (Vietnamese sandwiches), and bun cha (vermicelli with grilled pork and fresh herbs). The company’s deputy director, Le Vu Minh, said the dishes have been tweaked to suit local palates. RedSun ITI has already negotiated with partners in Laos to open a chain of King BBQ restaurants there. Founded in 2008, RedSun ITI now operates several restaurant brands -- King BBQ, King BBQ Buffet, ThaiExpress, Seoul Garden, Khao Lao, Hotpot Story, Sushi Kei, and Capricciosa -- with 140 restaurants nation-wide. It launched its first franchise concept, King … [Read more...] about Franchising takes Vietnamese brands to the world