Just some parting shots of Hanoi…. a dynamic city. A place where you can cook your dinner on the sidewalk then go around the corner to buy an iPhone. I really enjoyed it and started to actually get used to it. Even the honking motorbike horns (which sound like the busted VW van horn in Little Miss Sunshine going nonstop all day long) started to fade into the background a bit.
All the stores and homes had the Vietnam flag out. The dates I was in Hanoi, it was Vietnam Independence Day and Labor Day all in the same weekend.
Hanoi is also a modern city with lots of boutique shopping springing up throughout.
The grounds of the Temple of Literature
The fabulous Hanoi Women’s Museum.
Hoan Kiem Lake
This was taken on my ride to Ha Long Bay. A family of four on a Vespa on the freeway was a common sight.