Beep Beep, Get Out My Way! (with photos)

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November 24th 2010
Published: November 24th 2010
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Dining out in Hanoi with Matt and PhanDining out in Hanoi with Matt and PhanDining out in Hanoi with Matt and Phan

A couple we met at the Vietnamise Embassy in Bangkok.
As promised we have now put photo on as we're back in Bangkok and faster internet.

We are now in Hanoi, Vietnam. I was warned about the mopeds here but never dreamed it could be this crazy!!! 5 million mopeds wherever you look and then more behind waiting to mow you down. The only way to cross the road is to just go, walk slow and hope they steer around you which miraculously they seem to!Not to mention the cycles, taxis and street sellers with huge baskets full of bananas and pineapples. Oh, and of course the people cooking on the kerbside. All manner of food, fish chunks of rancid meat and huge pots of vegetables bubbling away.

We're staying in a nice place with a balcony overlooking the lake for 12 dollars, shame about the beeping from down below but seems like a safe haven away from the chaos.

We have spent a couple of days dodging the mopeds and doing some sightseeing and so we are
off to Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island on Friday for a 3 day cruise.

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Prison. HanoiPrison. Hanoi
Prison. Hanoi

Where the American Prisoners of war were kept

24th November 2010

Hi Stan and Sheila I hope that you are okay the news is a bit bleak at the moment in Vietnam, take care you have got some fantastic photos, what an opportunity I am really jealous. Cheers Stephen
1st December 2010

Hi yes we heard about the trouble in Siagon but we're in the north so no problems
4th December 2010
New Occupation?!

New Occupation!!
Hi, It looks like you found a way to finance the trip - ha ha! That was nice of them to let you hold it for a photo. Never thought of doing that. I hope you bought some bananas from her after?!! :)
5th December 2010

Yeah we kind of had to, at a greatly inflated price!

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