After the wonderful clean streets of super polite Japan and the clear blue skies of Seoul, I have to admit that Hanoi was a bit of a culture shock!
Hot, sweaty, noisy, busy, polluted – motorcycles whizzing around you everywhere, horns beeping. People trying to sell you stuff, offering to give you rides on their motorbikes or rickshaws… Life definitely happens in the streets here.
Here are some first impressions from the day of my arrival.
Dinner with my boyfriend and travel companion for the next two weeks! Some Spanish tourist took this photo and captured kind of a weird moment. We weren’t quite ready yet with our smiley photo poses but actually I think this is quite a good reflection of how we felt on that first day. Errr… confused!