It is really easy to get around Hanoi – except for crossing the street for which you must look both ways and then jump right in. The street signs are well marked and, since the Vietnamese use a Roman alphabet, it is easy to show a cab driver where you want to go by writing it down in a piece of paper and showing him/her. While, shopping in Hanoi  – these are some specialties you might find: lacquer ware, embroidery, handmade clothes and artefacts.

We started in the Old Quarter, guided by our friends Lizzie and Drew who live there! Once here, you can walk to all of these. You can haggle in most of the open stores, but the following have fixed prices.
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