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Food, scams, and..................did I mention food!

Hanoi Travel Blog

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I reckon I could have done that job quite well! However - I might not be as skilled in coning outsiders into buying fruit for 3times the asking price!
After spending 4 days by myself in Bangkok I met up with a friend in Hanoi - First thing they told us as we were driving from the airport to the city was; "When you're crossing the street don't look, just walk - they will drive around you and you're more likely to get hit by a car or moped if you stop and think!" And sure as hell it was exactly like that - Fortunately neither of us got hit, but in the beginning, when we still weren't sure about this street system, we both stopped every now and then, and every time cars and mopeds all around honked at us! First day in Hanoi was spent wandering the streets, cheking out everything from temples to shops - we were staying in the old part of town, and did you know every street there has a 'theme' for their shops! You walk into one street and there will only be shoe stores, you round the corner and in the next street you can only find lanterns, next one chop sticks.
Handicapped Childrens workshop - felt a bit like walking through a zoo with kids on display...
... and so it goes! Quite fasinating =) We got scammed into buying fruit for waaaaaay more than we should have, but it was good fruit though! And still cheap. After a day walking around we found a little lady sitting in what looked to be the entrance of her building, cooking up noodle soup - and it was the best noodle soup I've ever tasted! We got a BIG bowl of soup and a large Singha beer each - all for A$5. And even though we were literally sitting on tiny little chairs, in the middle of the street, with mopeds driving non-stop behind us making it hard to hear what anyone was saying - it is by far the best food experience I have ever had!
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I reckon I could have done that jo…
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Handicapped Childrens workshop - f…
Handicapped Childrens workshop - …
Boats tied up in Halong Bay dockl…
Boats tied up in Halong Bay 'dock…
This was at the top of a cave syst…
This was at the top of a cave sys…
And this was obviously inside - mo…
And this was obviously inside - m…
Floating Fishing villages in Halon…
Floating Fishing villages in Halo…
Our room on the boat =)
Our room on the boat =)
Delicious food stop no.2 - althoug…
Delicious food stop no.2 - althou…
Youve got to admire the enthusias…
You've got to admire the enthusia…
Something for any tastebud!!!
Something for any tastebud!!!
Vietnamese water puppets
Vietnamese water puppets
Hanoi
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