Anyone having visited Hanoi will say it is the most different capitals in the whole of Asia. Unlike the shopping-filled city of Bangkok, high-rise towers in Singapore, old citadels in Beijing or metro-frenzy Tokyo, Hanoi is in the early stage of development yet retaining many of its tradition trait. Learning more about Hanoi before you leave will help you with a more perfect trip, as you already learn what to expect before coming. Here below we write some basics of Hanoi that we think you should know: the food, the bia hoi, the people, the weather and the art of haggling. If you feel something is missing please let us know by contacting us and we will respond to your promptly by email.