We only had a very short time in Hanoi as our flight arrived a little later than expected and in the evening we had to meet up with our new travel group.

We enjoyed walking the streets around our hotel, a trendy and bustling backpacker area, lots of places to eat and drink and loads of shops and stalls selling fake North Face goods varying in quality from really convincing to not convincing at all.

We found a great little cafe to grab a bowl of Pho Noodle soup, a Vietnam speciality which is very good indeed.