Hanoi, a thousand year old city


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December 24th 2014
Published: December 29th 2014
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As the title says, Hanoi the capital of Vietnam was established in 1010 under a different name. It had several name changes until 1831, when it was re-named 'Hanoi' by King Minh Mang. We were there in July 2010 when the city was preparing for the 1,000 year anniversary of its founding. In July 2010 while I was still stationed in Bangkok, we had a four day weekend, so we decided to travel to Hanoi... Read Full Entry



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These basket vendors are all over the old quarter of Hanoi.
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Watch out for the motorcyles in Hanoi!
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Wonder what this woman is carrying...
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This is a bank near Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi.
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Hoan Kiem Lake with restaurant and office building in the background.
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Another view of Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi.
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Me at the lake in Hanoi.
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The red bridge on Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi.
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Small island on the lake with Turtle Tower on it.
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Path along the lake in Hanoi.
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Decorated grass in the park at Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi.
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Closer view of Turtle Tower on the lake.
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Me again in the old quarter of Hanoi.
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Sign announcing the 1,000 year celebration of Hanoi.
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One of the wide streets in town.
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Motorcycles roam the streets at will in Hanoi.
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Balloon seller at entrance to the park.
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Teenage girls on roller skates in Hanoi.
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Local market in Hanoi.
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Looking to cross the street carefully (to see first those motorbikes)
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Those darned motorcycles again!



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