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detroit_alive Jun 20, 2018 6:17 PM

Hanoi - Hà Nội - 昇龍
 
In February of 2018 I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Hanoi Vietnam. The short duration of my stay meant I was barely able to scratch the surface of this place. But I was able to marvel at the huge trees, messes of wires, damp decaying colonial architecture, and frantic motorbike traffic. The weather was typical for February: cool and almost always overcast. These photos, presented in no particular order, represent a slice of my visit.

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03 - The Grand Opera House
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05 - National Museum of Vietnamese History, formerly French School of the Far East
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06 - Typical Hanoi alley
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08 - The Huc Bridge at Hoan Kiem Lake
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12 - Socializing pet birds
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Folks queuing up to see HCM
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detroit_alive Jun 20, 2018 6:17 PM

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23 - Dong Xuan Market
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28 - St Joseph's Cathedral
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29 - State Bank of Vietnam
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33 - Temple of Literature
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excel Jun 20, 2018 6:53 PM

This picture is amazing. Thanks for sharing. I am hoping to go to Vietnam this November.

MonkeyRonin Jun 20, 2018 7:31 PM

Such a fascinating city. Great pics.

mikecolley Jun 20, 2018 11:44 PM

Wow, this place looks amazing! Great set of pics

Murphy de la Sucre Jun 21, 2018 12:12 AM

Vienam may be the only developed and civilized country in Asia.

excel Jun 22, 2018 1:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Murphy de la Sucre (Post 8227974)
Vienam may be the only developed and civilized country in Asia.

South Korea and Japan aren't civilized?

FREKI Jun 28, 2018 3:18 PM

Nice ones mate!

Urbanguy Jun 28, 2018 5:29 PM

Fascinating & vibrant. Thank you for sharing!

mrnyc Jul 1, 2018 4:37 PM

the streets are hectic, but otherwise it has that tropical romantic vibe.

KevinFromTexas Jul 1, 2018 7:41 PM

Interesting pics. So, was it smoggy? It looked kind of smoggy. I noticed some of the people had masks on. Or was that humidity?

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Originally Posted by excel (Post 8229395)
South Korea and Japan aren't civilized?

Pay no attention. His globe is flat.

detroit_alive Jul 2, 2018 2:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KevinFromTexas (Post 8238806)
Interesting pics. So, was it smoggy? It looked kind of smoggy. I noticed some of the people had masks on. Or was that humidity?

Pay no attention. His globe is flat.

There was definitely smog. I got a kick out of tracking it at http://aqicn.org. Flying out of HAN visibility was terrible. You couldn't see the end of the runway.

Nightsky Jul 5, 2018 6:03 PM

Interesting country, Hanoi looks beautiful! Fascinating with the tracks between the houses, looks very dangerous.

Ex-Ithacan Jul 5, 2018 7:35 PM

Like the colorful lighting and abundance of green foliage. How did the locals interact with you? Thanks for the tour.

JMKeynes Jul 8, 2018 10:11 PM

Really nice photos of a very cool place! :cheers::cheers:

detroit_alive Jul 12, 2018 4:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ex-Ithacan (Post 8242397)
Like the colorful lighting and abundance of green foliage. How did the locals interact with you? Thanks for the tour.

It is important to note that the old quarter is very much on the tourist circuit so a couple Americans wandering around isn't totally outside the norm. Hanoi is a very hectic city so most locals went busily about their way and barely gave us a second look. Some would approach with a warm smile and try out their English skills. All the locals we interacted with were friendly and helpful despite a very real language gap. The few Vietnamese phrases I learned drew laughs.


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