Monthly Archives: January 2011

The best meal of 2010 at La Badiane in Hanoi

We had really worked up an appetite by the time we walked into Hanoi’s La Badiane restaurant around 9 pm. Lunch had involved much slamming and crushing of crabs – an affair that generally leaves me exhausted and invariably still … Continue reading

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Taken for several rides in a Hanoi taxi

Hanoi and Chennai have one thing in common – they have a vast collection of taxi and auto drivers who are scoundrels.   We got into several taxis in Hanoi where the meter was spinning faster than the wheels. But … Continue reading

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Get a party started in Hanoi with a horn and a flag

On our first night in Hanoi we kept the evening’s entertainment light since we had checked into our hotel in the Old Quarter only around 7 pm. Besides we wanted to wake up early the next morning to get in … Continue reading

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