After grumbling about wifi access in other parts of the world I was both pleased and confused by the Hilton Hanoi Opera hotel. In room ethernet cable access will cost ya’ something like $7 per hour or circa $20 for 1 day of access – I can’t remember the exact prices. However, nip down to the lobby (pictured above) flip open your laptop and you can ride the hotel wifi free of charge regardless of whether you’re paying for a room or you’re a passing vagrant. Try the same trick at the Sheraton Saigon and you hit an expensive pay wall, but free wifi is ubiquitous in Saigon. I didn’t look hard in Hanoi, but I spotted access Puku (thanks NoStar) and at a bar/cafe called Manneken Pis on (I think) Tong Dan street. I’m sure there are other access points. Drop a comment if you know of a good one and I’ll update the post.