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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Modern building in the old quarter of Hanoi.
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Different kinds of eggs for sale.
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National flags flying proudly at a Hanoi traffic roundabout.
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Bird's Nest brand beverage on sale.
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Wasn't really surprised to see Che in one of the shops in Hanoi.
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Nguyen is a very popular name in Vietnam.
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Plant and flower vendor on a street in Hanoi.
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A motorcyle vendor this time.
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With front desk staff of the hotel where we stayed in Hanoi.
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The Vietnamese love their Chihuahuas too!
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Fruit vendors on street. The one on the left is selling rambutan and the one on the right, grapes and canteloupes.
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This one is probably delivering the veggies to a market.
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Senior citizens social spot in the city.
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What a heavy load!
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Section of the old quarter in Hanoi.
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These vendors are everywhere in the old quarter of Hanoi.
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A lot of Vietnamese wear coolie hats.
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Shop houses in the old quarter of Hanoi.
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Street in the old quarter of Hanoi.
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Temple with Chinese influenced architecture.
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Dong Xuan market, the largest covered market in Hanoi.



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