Exploring Backstreets of Hanoi on a Vintage Minsk
See Hanoi from the back of a Russian vintage Minsk motorbike, which exposes you the real Hanoi with a different appearance. Hop on the Minsk with a professional driver to explore the parts-unknown of the city, take in slices of life in the maze of backstreets, tiny alleyways, local homes, schools, random markets and black market.
Begin with highlight attractions in the city such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the 1000 year-old Taoist temples of Tran Quoc, and the enchanting boulevards in the French Quarter. Then drive through the biggest second hand mechanics and electronic market in Vietnam, where you can buy anything from a pistol for an US Army Jeep to the pedal of a Chinese bicycle, or a radio from the 1970s to the latest phones. Enjoy a cup of Vietnamese tea when you are invited to visit a Hanoian family, a Vietnam War veteran, whose family lives in a tiny Russian-style apartment in the 1960s. Continue on your journey to a floating community along the Red River and the farming villages outside of the city, take in the contrast in harmony of life between the bustling city and the peaceful countryside. Along the way, stop at different authentic food stalls to savor the taste of Hanoi dishes, including Pho Cuon and Egg coffee.
Duration: 4 hours