Maze-like and filled with energy, the Old Quarters, a square kilometer area in Hanoi captures the essence of this vibrant Vietnamese city. Initially overwhelming, even crossing the street can be stressful (you trust that drivers will drive around you and not into you!). As I adapted, I really enjoyed the area and it's treasure trove of food and coffee spots.
The Old Quarters wraps around Hoan Kiem lake and finding your way around the area is easy. We spent our time in Hanoi wandering around the streets alternative between enjoying a coffee, exploring small streets, and eating street food.