A general warning to others about Hanoi. Watch out for the annoying street touts. On the last day of a recent stay I was robbed by a pickpocket outside the big main market. He approached me posing as a postcard/map tout, then bumped into me after I said "no thank you." He used a map to hide his hand as he reached into my side pocket and stole an expensive small camera I had just been taking photos with. I only discovered my camera missing a little later. Guard your belongings at all times.