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Hotel Sofitel Metropole Hanoi

hotel review: Hotel Sofitel Metropole Hanoi

Hotel Sofitel Metropole Hanoi is a gem of a luxury hotel in Vietnam. Located near the Old Quarter which makes it a close proximity for an adventure into the Quarter.

This gem of a hotel is very clean and the rooms were beautifully decorated with soft and dreamy beds.  I was introduced to the Hotel Sofitel Metropole Hanoi as part of my Magnificent Mekong Tour with Viking River Cruises. Continue reading Hotel Sofitel Metropole Hanoi

Hanoi, Vietnam… An Expat’s Adventure…

Just arrived in this foreign country Hanoi Vietnam and as I stand there, the sights and sounds are overwhelming.  Honking motorcycle horns, laughter, steam rising from the food pots cooking on the sidewalk, and a galore of shops.  I look around. where am I, thinking to my self.  Welcome to Hanoi Vietnam.

I’m excited to get started on my adventure.  Arrived in Hanoi Vietnam days earlier before our cruise that begins with Viking River Cruises “Magnificent Mekong River Cruise” .  I wanted to experience the tastes, smells and excitement of the city my way.

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Halong Bay, a great side trip from Hanoi

Visit the popular UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay, in the Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam.   Halong Bay is only a few hours by car from Hanoi, Vietnam.  Book a private boat and sail the bay for a wonderful 3 day 2 night cruise.  This 1Adventure Traveler took this quick side trip which was a wonderful beginning to my trip into Vietnam.  One of those unforgettable moments you should never pass up. Continue reading Halong Bay, a great side trip from Hanoi