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Published: November 24th 2010
Dining 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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