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First taste of Vietnam

One hard jolt and my eyes shot open to views of Ho Chi Minh in the early morning. My neck took a few more seconds to start complaining about my curled-in-a-ball position. 1,238 more words


Discovering Hanoi

My first impression of Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, was not good. Just another crowded and noisy city.
Admittedly, after spending two days in the Ninh Binh countryside in the middle of nowhere, anything louder than complete silence was likely to annoy me. 346 more words


Hanoi, where pedestrians do not have the right of way.

It’s 5:00 am and I’m drinking an American instant coffee 3 in 1 mix that was complementary with my hotel room. The high caffeine content is all I can really say about it. 732 more words

Hanoi’s Old Quarter

Hanoi’s Old Quarter is a photographer’s paradise because everyone plies their commerce on the pavement. Historically, each street had its own trade – Cloth Street, Silk Street, Tinsmith Street – although sadly many do not exist anymore and some have changed custom to keep up with the times. 26 more words