Here’s my tips for solo women travellers, which include safety and cultural awareness. It’s a big, bad world, but going solo can be a lot of fun.
Vietnamese cooking is super crunchy fresh and eating on the streets in Hanoi is a must. The Cho Hom Market, open seven days a week and bursting with fresh produce, is the place to go.
September’s Wish List: Cycle the rural back roads of Vietnam through picturesque villages and rice fields, or how about a garden tour through Jordan?
Hotel de l’Opera is a two-minute walk to Vietnam’s famed Opera House, in Hanoi’s arty Hoan Kiem District. The ambassador for the elegant hotel is English movie star Kristin Scott Thomas.
The French dunked buttered baguettes into their coffee and the servants, who were Vietnamese, would taste the dregs back in the kitchen. Bet you didn’t know that.