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.
5 thoughts on “Hanoi culture shock”
I don’t think I’ve ever seen Matt with shorts. Great spur of the moment pic though.
Haha. You guys look as if someone sat you down on a children’s table. I hope you de-confused over the course of the trip.
Haha all tables are so small in these street restaurants in Hanoi! Maybe they can’t afford bigger ones. And yes, I certainly felt a lot more de-confused by the time we were cruising Halong Bay. Need to write a post about it soon!
I’m loving keeping up with your travels. Great photos to match your experiences. Cold hairy leaves to wrap BBQ food in is sticking in my mind for some reason!
I’ve missed you, looking forward to catching up very soon
Believe me, cold hairy leaves are also stuck in my mind! And yes, we’ll catch up when you’re back from up North!