My 5: Hanoi Train Street, Vietnam.


1. Hanoi Train Street, April 2018. Hanoi’s bustling, fascinating old quarter holds many secrets for those willing to do their research and delve a little deeper. Its best cafes are typically hidden away on the top floor of a dilapidated old building that can only be accessed via a narrow winding staircase at the back of an antiques shop. Similarly, some of its most atmospheric, authentic restaurants are tucked away in labyrinthine side alleys. And then there’s arguably it’s most underrated street of all; this ramshackle community set either side of an operational train track where a high-speed service still passes through twice a day.

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