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Hang Gai Street (Street of Hemp), Hanoi
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Browse textiles and traditional Vietnamese clothing along Hang Gai Street (Street of Hemp), a popular shopping district and marketplace in the capital city. Located beside the city's Old Quarter, this shopping area is known for its high-quality silk and classic craftsmanship. Along this street, you will find tailors and designers who sell their original, ready-to-wear creations as well as one-of-a-kind garments made to order with your measurements. Typically, a tailor-made design takes about 24 hours to complete, so be sure to create an itinerary that accommodates this timing. For Hang Gai Street (Street of Hemp) and beyond, use our Hanoi vacation trip planner to get the most from your Hanoi vacation.
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  • At the Hanoi Union road trip adrenaline-also see the stores. The people. What has been posted. The driving culture is one that is unique. Cross the street, watch your step, isn't it?
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  • In the mayhem of Hanoi traffic , it was a relief to be able to use the convenience of traffic lights - although not always obeyed by bikes. Good quality hotels and shopping. 
  • Night market in Hanoi Incipit: my spirit filoneista this time he cheated. Each site uses products from Cook that elsewhere are judged crimes. Eager to know more possible areas in Hanoi to better understand their philosophy of life and the true soul of Viet Nam I didn't want to miss the opportunity at the end of my work week to walk night by observing the market Hang Dao Street up to the Dong Xuan market. In this commercial area, the cheapest of Hanoi, among the narrow streets there are over 4500 parking spaces, where thousands of scooters scamper everywhere. Small bars are placed on the sidewalks all covered in any space possible, stands with all kinds of legal merchandise and no, besides eating any food. Arrived at the appetite, I brought attention to some place, where I sit to rest and eat something with the hope that my stomach cannot dispute. Usually in cuisine from Vietnamese school while near the Chinese for their recipes I found maximum lightness and freshness is to use a little butter, a little salt, no minimum seasoning sauce and with the use of herbs in salads but the influence of French cuisine due at the time of the colonization of mid 900. In the proposals of the South, in the dishes I found considerable entries of vegetables, sweet and sour flavors and curry, in the central region the chili is inserted into many dishes of water products (fish, molluscs and crustaceans), in the North of neighboring China dishes instead feel the contamination in the compositions with rice congee with additional ingredients such as meat or fish. Although the Vietnamese cuisine might differ from one region to another, but especially between the South and the North in this area you find any cooking school also that one family improvised to meet the its support with cooked meals products of any kind. For any I mean food with insects (entomophagy), roasted mice, snakes and dog meat. Tiny plastic stools or tables placed on sidewalks or in any space are the mark where you can eat. This is the real Viet Nam at night. Taking great care to avoid falling into some nasty food deal that offered me the various stalls, found and seen on a stand where you could see beautiful well browned spicy aroma emanating rather skewers I stopped making the first evening snack. The two women who cooked and served with kindness these kebabs spoke exclusively in Vietnamese without understanding no questions I did on skewers. The palate felt a strange taste that went between a Turkey, pork and beef under a cover with a different texture from all the meats I had tasted. With my broken English, the second bite and mimic engaged as same as reciting a comedy, understood what was wondering, one of the girls by showing me a calendar makes me on the last day of the lunar month emettendomi a very characteristic sound of a dog that is barking. I had eaten "Thit chó" dog meat. Having in my long life of dogs as a company, I immediately felt a nausea and stomach blockage, shortly after I heard the two pieces back from the stomach and then vomit it. Dramatic experience! Vietnamese cuisine is fantastic with its 500 plates but obviously respects the canons and criteria other than Europe. Normally many Vietnamese consider dogs pets, so they are bred in farms, where they raise chickens, pigs and cattle. It seems that dog meat (Tith chó) spread in northern Viet Nam during famines due to the many years of war that this land had to undergo. The 90% of dogs will arrive in Hanoi by Sin Dong, a village 100 miles south of the capital, which is the epicenter of the meat trade in the country. In Hanoi while wandering you see numerous restaurants offering meat dishes "Tith chó" especially at the end of each lunar month, so many cooks advising eat it during the first two weeks of the month because it is considered a good omen for the rest of the month. Think about where the marketing! Dish that I consider "BonneBouffe" of my lunch: none. Meditate, meditate people! Until next time.
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