We arrived in Hanoi from San Francisco and were immediately struck by it's chaotic streets. But once you start getting used to the swarms of Motorcycles and their incessant honking, you start peeling away the chaos and start realizing that it is actually a very intimate, laid back city. People are happy to sit for a while drinking coffee on the sidewalk or eating some delicious street food. Other than eating, I enjoyed walking around the lakes the most. Particularly Truc Bach Lake.