Good Morning Vietnam

 

Hanoi is an absolutely crazy city. There are 7 million people and 4 million bikes and they are all on the road at the same time. There are very few traffic lights and people drive on either side of the road, It is complete chaos, but with a lot of honking, somehow it works. That is also how they go through intersections. The pedestrian has no right of way and so you just have to work your way through wall to wall moving bikes and cars. It was terrifying at first but by the end of the day we were pros, in fact Tim and John crossed one of the busiest streets with their video cameras just for fun. The people carry everything and anything on their bikes. Vietnam follows the Lunar calendar so it is New Years this week. They have a custom of buying either a small orange tree or a pink blossomed one which they just carry on the back of their bikes. image This was one of the craziest things we say carried.image
Our tour guide took us to see the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum. I had no idea what we were getting into. We are paraded into the building, told to unfold our arms, no cameras, no sun glasses and then we file past Ho Chi Minh, yup thats right they have him preserved in a big glass casket for viewing. Not a pretty site. He is idolized here, we are hearing a totally different perspective here about him. So far,crazy couple of days, but fun. Here are few more shots of the streetimageimage
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3 Responses to “Good Morning Vietnam”

  1. Lahni says:

    I want to see the video! Fun photos – keep sharing!

  2. Joel says:

    Looks like fun! I fixed the links on your images, so they all work now.

  3. Jamie says:

    Crazy!