Twelve hours ago I arrived in Hanoi for the start of my three months in Vietnam looking for a change of pace from life in Indonesia. Rather than travel the traditional south-north route — or vice versa — I will be using Hanoi as my home base for tons of short trips around the country. As such it only makes sense to have an apartment here. And this just so happens to fit perfectly with this week’s FriFotos theme, luxe.
Located in the northern part of the city right on the lake, this rooftop flat is immaculate. Much more space than I’ve had on the road this last year and especially since I made the switch to living life out of a backpack instead of always returning home in between trips. Plus the place has hot water, something that seems like a luxury after island-hopping around the Philippines and Indonesia for so long.
While this is in no means like some of the luxurious places I have indulged at in the past, it is definitely a change of pace from my home in Jakarta and a nice break from the road.
This is my first trip to Hanoi so if you have any suggestions for good places to eat or sights to see then please leave me a comment below…thanks!