It just started from my promise to a old friend of mine. I was just drunken and simply happened to have a call with the friend and I gave him a word that I'll meet him in Hanoi, according to my vague memory. Blame the alcohol!
They started building up high rise buildings but still have lots of old buildings all around the streets. I hope they do not lose what they used to have in Hanoi.
The street is 'not that crowded' except motor bikes.
I can smell something very similar that I used to have in small cities of China. Later, I realized that that smell is none other than the exhaust gas from motor bikes. I must be got choked if I had to stay there more than a week.
I simply had nothing to do on the very day I arrived. So I strolled around the lake without any purpose.
A huge statue against the construction site. Lots of people try the same composition to put both old and new into a frame.
Though it was the middle of April, I was sweating as if I was in July. Felt something cool watching the fountain of the lake.
Everyone looks like enjoying their time in Vietnam. No one is in a hurry, so do doggies.
A friend pushed me to try coffee in Cong caphe but I don't drink coffee anymore.
Yes, not coffee but cold beer!
Though it was my first trip to Vietnam, I felt at home as if I had lived there for years. Hanoi is very similar to Shanghai that I used to live for years. Lots of rivers and lakes and the smell of the air as well as the foggy atmosphere are what those two cities share together.
I'll come back with Vietnamese street foods and more shots of street views. Thank for enjoying pictures.