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Street view in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, Vietnam

Old Quarter Street in Hanoi, Vietnam

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Today's travel photo is the view of a quiet street in the Old Quarter of Hanoi in Vietnam. I took this photo while having a beer on the balcony of a bar/restaurant that I came across. It was a good spot to just watch life go by on the street below. Also, it only cost… Read More

Motorbikes on the street in Hanoi, Vietnam

Motorbikes on the Street in Hanoi, Vietnam

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Today's travel photo is of motorbikes crossing a busy street intersection in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, Vietnam. I've seen a lot of bad traffic in Asia, but Vietnam has to have some of the worst that I have seen. The streets of Hanoi can get clogged with thousands of motorbikes and scooters all fighting… Read More

Roundabout in Downtown Hanoi, Vietnam

Roundabout in Downtown Hanoi, Vietnam

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Today's travel photo is of the roundabout at the northern end of Hoan Kiem Lake in downtown Hanoi, Vietnam. If you're wandering around the Old Quarter in Hanoi, you are bound to find yourself at this busy roundabout from time to time. In this photo, I somehow captured the most quiet moment that I had… Read More

Fresh Spring Rolls in Hanoi, Vietnam

Fresh Spring Rolls in Hanoi, Vietnam

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Today's photo is of a fresh spring roll at a restaurant in Hanoi, Vietnam. When it comes to spring rolls, I think that Vietnam might have the best. This particular spring roll was a fresh, unfried spring roll at a little hole in the wall restaurant in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. I took this… Read More

Man selling fruit on the street in Hanoi, Vietnam

Photos from Hanoi, Vietnam

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A lot of people don't think much of Hanoi. Vietnam's bustling capital tends to get overshadowed by the liveliness and ever pulsing metropolis of Saigon, the historic sites of Hoi An and Hue, and the unbelievable natural beauty of places like Halong Bay and Sapa. For some reason, many people use Hanoi simply as a… Read More

A man selling fruit on the street in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, Vietnam

Man selling fruit on the street in Hanoi, Vietnam

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Today's travel photo is of a man selling fruit on the street in the Old Quarter of Hanoi in Vietnam. I loved walking around the Old Quarter as there was always something interesting to see. These "mobile" sellers pretty much just set up where ever there is some free space on the sidewalk or even… Read More

Crazy traffic in Hanoi, Vietnam

Video: Crazy Traffic in Vietnam

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Vietnam is famous for its crazy traffic. I've been to cities in Asia such as Bangkok where the traffic jams can get ridiculous, but as I travelled through the cities in Vietnam, I realised that it is far worse. Crossing the street in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is almost a tourist experience of its… Read More

Street view from Quan Bia Minh in Hanoi, vietnam

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Hanoi, Vietnam

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The capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi is everything that symbolises a busy Asian city. Wandering through the Old Quarter of the city is an assault on the senses; with busy little streets full of motorbikes, tiny hole in the wall restaurants and food stalls, all surrounded by old crumbling colonial buildings. This is where we… Read More

Looking through a cell door in Hoa Lo Prison in Hanoi, Vietnam

Hoa Lo Prison Museum in Hanoi, Vietnam

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Hoa Lo Prison was built by the French in 1866 right in the middle of Hanoi, Vietnam, to hold Vietnamese political prisoners, and was also later used by the North Vietnamese to hold American POW's during the Vietnam War. Only a small part of the prison now remains, and it stands as an interesting museum… Read More

Traffic in Hanoi, Vietnam

Wandering the streets of the Old Quarter in Hanoi, Vietnam

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Stepping out of our hotel, we turn left and walk along the rough pavement next to the street. Motorbikes zoom by as we pass by a lady frying up spring rolls in her little makeshift kitchen on the sidewalk. Random shops and eateries line the street and I glance inside a little hole in the… Read More

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