Moon Hanoi (Paperback)

Including Ha Long Bay (Travel Guide)

By Dana Filek-Gibson

Moon Travel, 9781631217128, 160pp.

Publication Date: October 31, 2017

List Price: 14.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

Moon Travel Guides: Your World, Your Way

Wandering Hanoi's jam-packed neighborhoods, bustling markets, and vibrant Old Quarter, you'll find the soul of Vietnam. See it all with Moon Hanoi.

  • Strategic itineraries for seeing the best of the city and worthwhile excursions to remote villages in Vietnam's northern mountains
  • Detailed maps and full-color photos throughout
  • Activities and ideas for every traveler: Take in the history of this thousand-year-old city at the Temple of Literature, or visit the embalmed remains of Vietnam's greatest hero, Ho Chi Minh. Explore the art galleries of the Old Quarter, and sample authentic Vietnamese cuisine, including the country's best pho. Experience the best of Hanoi after dark with local craft beers and live music in the chic French Quarter. Head north to wander the markets of Sapa, hike to remote waterfalls, or learn about H'mong culture
  • Expert insight from journalist and expat Dana Filek-Gibson on her adopted home
  • Useful tips on health and safety, sustainable travel, traveling solo as a woman, and scheduling group tours
  • Honest advice on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay, plus a handy Vietnamese phrasebook
  • Thorough information on the landscape, history, and culture, all packaged in a book light enough to fit in your carry-on
With Moon Hanoi's expert advice, myriad activities, and local know-how, you can plan your trip your way.

Seeing more than just the city? Check out Moon Vietnam. Expanding your trip? Try Moon Phuket & Ko Samui, or Moon Angkor Wat.



About the Author

Fresh out of Emerson College, Dana Filek-Gibson moved to Saigon as an English teacher in 2010 and never left. Though she only intended to stay for a year, Vietnam's phenomenal street food and breakneck pace of development hooked her from the very beginning. Over the next few months, she learned to speak Vietnamese, drive a motorbike, and safely cross the street: no easy feat in Ho Chi Minh City.

Since landing a job with AsiaLIFE, a local magazine, Dana has written about Vietnamese culture and tourism as well as the daily adventures that come with being a redheaded expat. In 2012, she cycled from hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. Her wanderlust has taken her beyond Vietnam to other corners of Southeast Asia, as well as Europe, Latin America, and Africa. She is an avid runner and hopes to one day complete a marathon in Southeast Asia.

Whether ringing in the lunar new year like a local or learning the finer details of how to judge a chicken beauty contest, she counts every day in Vietnam as a new adventure.