Updated April 2020: As of mid-October 2019, tourists are no longer allowed to stand outside by the rails of train street. However, I’m hearing that you can go inside one of the bars lining the tracks and watch from there. Views would still be good. I recommend giving it a shot. Comment below if …

sidewalk eating

The food in Hanoi is – without question – some of the very best that I’ve had in all of Southeast Asia. Much of the culinary life in Hanoi takes place right on the sidewalk – from cooking soft-shell crabs to shelling sunflower seeds, to slurping noodles while perched on tiny, plastic chairs – …