Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi is Vietnam's second largest city, and is a fascinating blend of East and West, combining traditional Sino-Vietnamese motifs with French flair. It is largely unscathed from the decades of war, and is now going through a building boom, making it a rapidly developing city in Southeast Asia. Amidst the constant blaring horns of traffic, you'll find layers of history and an evolving arts scene.

Women digital nomads will feel comfortable in Hanoi, as Vietnam is generally a safe country for women to travel around alone. Take the normal precautions, especially late at night when there are few people on the streets and you should avoid taking a cyclo by yourself; use a taxi instead. Petty crime such as purse snatching is on the rise, so take common–sense precautions.

The best time to visit Sapa is from March to May and from September to November. At these times, the weather is relatively stable with sunny days and cool nights. Temperatures from December to around February can drop to a cold 10 degrees Celsius and reach an almost balmy 20 degrees Celsius. June, July and August are the hottest months, with temperatures known to reach 40 degrees Celsius, though the average temperature is in the early 30s.

Paris Tours

Coworking Spaces in Hanoi

Hanoi Hub

Tầng 2, Số 2, Ngõ 59 Láng Hạ, Ba Đình


Tầng 3,, 8 Tràng Thi, Hoàn Kiếm


101 Alley, Dao Tan Street


76 Tô Ngọc Vân House 15


14th Floor, 195 Doi Can, Ba Dinh

Coffice Hanoi

38 Ham Long, Hoan Kiem

Cafes with wifi

Don't want to work at a coworking space? Check out these cafes with wifi instead.

Places to exercise

Club Olympia

Gyms in Hanoi are typically dirt-cheap but grimy or really expensive. Club Olympia falls in the middle range.

The Fitness Village

Runs a wide variety of fitness classes.

Zenith Yoga

Two locations in Hanoi. Runs yoga, pilates and meditation classes. With attached vegetarian cafe.