Alex is a South African writer and designer with a degree in journalism. She is currently teaching English in Hanoi and her hobbies include sketching, embroidery, staying in the house, and posting bad Instagram photos of cats. She doesn't know what she is doing or where she is going, but she likes writing about what's happening on the way.
Ice cream is the usual fix at times of high temperatures and the unpleasant stickiness of humid days, but if you’re looking for something a little different, Cafe BingGo (11 Nguyen Dinh Thi, Tay Ho, Hanoi) offers a tasty alternative with its bingsu.
Celebrating a village dedicated to photography.
Free playgrounds that help children learn through play.
Coffee is a big deal in Hanoi. Everyone who has lived here will tell you that you haven’t lived until you’ve tried the famous egg coffee or the ca phe sua da. Being more of a tea aficionado, I’ve been looking for a place where my preferred hot drink is the main event, and Rewind Teahouse is the British-inspired imported tea room which fits the bill.