I usually shop clothes for my kids from H&M, Zara, GAP, and Copenhagen Delights. I would recommend Vinci for Italian food, La Badine for French food and Ngoặm for the best burger in Hanoi. If you want DimSum, Hanoi hotel is a good choice as well. If you want Vietnamese food, I would recommend A Bản, Coco A and GIA restaurant.
Hui Bui - Parent
Living In Hanoi
Hanoi is a city of over seven million people, including a population of approximately 50,000 expatriates, located in the north of Vietnam. Vietnam is consistently ranked among the fastest-growing countries in the world. While it is a developing country, Vietnam is not an underdeveloped country. Infrastructure, in terms of roads, telecommunications, and electricity, is well developed and reliable.
Everything you will need for living, from household use to school items, is becoming more readily available, and there continues to be a rise in the number of leisure opportunities, such as fitness clubs and sporting facilities, restaurants, bars, and cultural events. There has been an increase in the availability of consumer goods and imported foods over the last few years, with a number of new supermarkets, shopping malls, and cinemas that show English language films. Many services are not only inexpensive but easy to access – nearly everything can be delivered to your front door.
Like many Asian cities, Hanoi is a study in contrast; a vibrant and charming place where life is lived out on the streets. Living in Hanoi is interesting, challenging, exciting, and different in so many ways from living in the West. Do not expect that things will function in the same way as in your home country or the country you are leaving. Vietnam has its own way of doing things, some of which will be a blessing to you and some of which will cause frustration. A sense of humor, patience, and awareness that you are here as a guest in this country is definitely all required.
Remember that all of your colleagues and many of the expatriates you will meet during your stay here have been through the same experience of settling into life in Hanoi. They are your best resource in trying to not only cope with the transition to a new job but to make the many day-to-day decisions that must be resolved during the settling in process. The expatriate community is also an active one, with many opportunities for socializing, playing sports, becoming involved in community work, or even joining a drama group or a band.