If Ha Trung Street in Hoan Kiem District is on your radar, you’ve probably been there to buy some USD. Back in French colonial times, Ha Trung St was the centre for tanning leather. In the 1920s the street began to fill with workshops making and selling leather saddles for the French army. Since soldiers came to the street to buy their saddles, shopkeepers also began to stock ammunition and travel bags. Four generations on, the traders on Ha Trung St now make motorbike saddles and still sell army supplies, but “gold shops” or black market money dealers have moved in during recent years.
Women’s Professional Network Hanoi Tuesday 24th October 6pm to 8pm Intercontinental Hotel, West Lake, Hanoi
An evening of professional development & networking
6:00 pm Welcome
6:05 – 6:15 Key note speaker
6:20 Workshop of your choice
6:40 Workshop of your choice
7:00 Workshop of your choice
7:20 Q&A with Search Associates’ Nick Kendell
Emma Silva, UNIS: Engaging Parents with your School
Margie De Villiers & Deborah Wells-Clinton: Literature for Empathy
Yumi KC, Blue Dragon: How volunteering can add to your employability
Sara Socola, Concordia: Finding Balance through the 8 Components of Health and Wellness
Kelsey Lewis, HIS: Leadership – Why gender and culture matter
Heidi Hendry: Impostor Syndrome & how it can affect your career
Nick Kendell, Search Associates: Navigating the digital resume field
Linda Mazur, Consultant: Discovering Hanoi’s hidden houses and lane-ways
Pomegranates are currently 20,000 vnd per kilo at your local wet market – so get them while they’re cheap and in-season. They’re delicious on salads, sprinkled on your morning yoghurt or eaten on their own.
If you’ve never cut open a pomegranate before, check out these instructions:
Now that winter has arrived, it’s time to sample Hanoi’s best winter street foods.
Sweet potatoes, roasted in their jackets, are now on every second street corner in the capital. Ask for them by the “cu” or piece – usually sell for 8,000 vnd each, depending on the size
Banana fritter stalls have just popped up this week in response to the cold weather.
Sticky rice sellers are on the streets regardless of the season, but now is the best time of the year to enjoy a hot breakfast of xoi lac (sticky rice with steamed peanuts). The price is 10,000 vnd for one parcel or “goi”. Be sure to ask for “vung” or sesame seeds when you order.