The Introvert’s Travel Bucket List …, #3 Hanoi, Vietnam
Beach vacations are an obvious option for those who like nothing better than to curl up with a good book, enjoy nature and be left the f*%$ alone. Still, introverts aren’t always in the mood to just chill, and these destinations offer the perfect mix of stimulation and serenity. Here, our 2017 bucket list for the 1/3 of the population whose rich inner lives are rivaled only by their IRL adventures.
Sometimes called “the Paris of the Orient,” Hanoi offers a mix of both natural and man-made wonders to take in, including temples, lakes and parks. It’s definitely a destination which will jog the imagination without overwhelming the senses.
What To Eat: Bobby Chinn‘s for good views and world-famous Vietnamese cuisine.
Where To Stay: The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel, in the original part of the building.
What To Do: Wake up early to get to the city’s flower market, and journey out to the Perfume Pagoda.