When I was in North Vietnam…

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Pho bò (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup)

A trip to Vietnam is incomplete without pho.

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Pho Gà (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup)

I had pho almost every morning and found the broth to be simple and light. Although less ingredients are used compared to South Vietnamese pho, I found North Vietnamese pho to be delicious!

Ha Long Bay

Hạ Long Bay

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Cá kho to (Vietnamese caramelised & braised catfish)

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Nem cá (deep fried fish spring rolls)

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Thien Cung Grotto

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 Buddha’s hand fruit

I saw these being offered at quite a few Buddhist temples and found their appearance to be completely bizarre. Although I didn’t get to sample any of this fruit, I discovered that aside from representing Buddha’s hands in prayer, they also represented good luck, happiness and longevity.

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Tran Quoc Pagoda

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 Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls

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Sen Xanh Jelly Fish Salad

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 Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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The Presidential Palace of Vietnam

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Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House

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Chùa Mot Cot (One Pillar Pagoda)

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Văn Mieu (Temple of Literature)

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 The Huc bridge and Hoan Kiem lake

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Thang Long Water Puppet Show

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Bánh Mì (Vietnamese Pork Roll)

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