Hanoi was a blast and so was the shopping. There are so many things about Hanoi that I want to write about, but I just can’t help it that it’s the shopping that inspired me to stay up quite late just to edit the photos of my shopping haul. I haven’t shopped in such a long time! (Anyway, sorry for the low and uneven quality of the photos. I’m too excited to post about it, but too lazy to open Photoshop.)
There’s a night market in Old Quarter on weekends, and we went there twice! I have a very small budget for my trip and thought very little of shopping. But when I was suddenly faced with a whole street of cheap goods, I couldn’t stop myself! I didn’t buy that much, but if my budget allowed it, I could have bought more! The Dong Xuan night market reminds me of Divisoria but smaller and the Ladies’ Market in Mongkok but cheaper. So basically, it’s a really good place to shop since you won’t be too tired after and get good discounts, too.They accept both Vietnamese dong and USD in the market. Isn’t that convenient?
I heard that Thailand has a wider selection, though, but the price in Dong Xuan night market is just wowow! Hopefully, I’ll be able to post more photos of the market some time soon. I haven’t done a shopping post for so long! Here goes.
I ❤ mustache tee ( 40,000 dong = 80PHP )
Zigzag-print bandage skirt ( 80,000 dong = 160 PHP )
Yellow skater skirt ( 100,000 dong = 200PHP)
I am so happy with this skirt! I’ve been looking for a cheap skater skirt
for the longest time but the one in Cotton On is way too expensive for spendthrift like me.
I think it can also be bought in Greenbelt but definitely not this cheap.
Crackers sweater ( 5USD = 200PHP )
I was running out of dong when I saw this sweater but I just had to buy it!
I could have bought it for only 90,000 dong (180PHP), but what does 20PHP make? 🙂
Hand-sewn bag ( 140,000 dong = 280 PHP )
I’m not sure if it’s really hand-sewn but it looks so ethnic. LOL.
It’s actually the first thing I bought. Can’t wait it to use it on my future travels!
Bracelets ( 20,000 dong = 40 PHP each )
There are mountains of bracelets like this!
I didn’t include in this post the souvenirs (the shirtssss!!!) I bought because that’ll be too many. I always buy tons of souvenirs because I have to give one to my entire clan. When I say clan, I mean my parents, my sister, Alex, my four grandmothers, my aunts, my cousins, my little cousins, etc. That’s why I always bring an extra bag because the souvenirs alone is enough to weigh me down. Haha.
I want to go back to Hanoi for the shopping alone, and the hot dog.
[…] at the grocery. We even get to freshen up a bit in the hotel. Also, we enthusiastically dropped by Dong Xuan market again, which I promise to blog about in detail. We left Hanoi with a heavy heart because it was […]