I was not born in Hanoi. But having studied here for 4 years, Hanoi became my home. Many people think about Hanoi with skyscrapers, buildings, shopping centers, etc. However, Hanoi is also famous for its own traditional value – the value of a thousand-year city.
The thing I like best in Hanoi is the Hanoi street food. Everyone must be very familiar with some Hanoi’s specialities such as Phở, Nem, Bánh cuốn, Chả cá, or Cốm. My friends and I often have meals in roadside restaurants at the weekends. It is so wonderful that we can talk to each other and enjoy such delicious dishes. I make a habit of changing restaurants because I want to taste the food in different flavours. In addition, I love travelling so much. My favourite destinations are the Old Quarter, the Temple of Literature, the Uncle Ho Mausoleum, and the One Pillar Pagoda. When I have free time, I often go out to take photographs, meet foreigners and sometimes buy souvenirs for family and friends. I can learn a lot of things everywhere I stop off.
In the context of integration nowadays, it is essential to spread Hanoi’s image to international community. Every year Hanoi attracts many foreigners. But how to make the number of people increased. In my opinion, there are some innovative methods to reach the goal. Firstly, we should build infrastructure systematically. Secondly, it is important to organize more festivals and exhibitions frequently to introduce the beauty of Hanoi’s culture, scenery as well as people. Thirdly, more websites need creating to show more details about Hanoi with hospitals, hotels, banks, post offices, embassies, supermarkets, etc in order to set the tourists at ease. Fourth, moreover, the tour companies need to organize more activities during the tours and train the tour guides to be more professional. Finally, the authorities must lessen the social evil such as prostitution, robbery, pickpocketing, swindle, etc.
Hanoi is a fascinating, a journey you should not miss and is one of the famous places around the world not only about the long tradition of 1000 years but also famous for street food.