Touchdown: Vietnam

Vietnam, we have arrived!

After a night of packing/no sleep, a three hour flight, a two hour flight, and  a whole bunch of motorcycles later, we touchdown in busy Hanoi.

First impressions? Crossing the road alone is an adventure. The people are pretty great though. The people we’ve encountered have all been really nice and welcoming. So far so good!

Streets of Hanoi
Streets of Hanoi

First two days have been pretty quiet so far. We’ve been walking around the old quarter, checking out all the things we can buy. Can I just say, shopping here is amaaaaazing. Everything is so cheap that you kind of just wanna buy EVERYTHING.

The customs are interesting. So, coffee is a big thing here. There’s a whole street lined with coffee shops. What the locals do is that, in the morning, they buy the coffee and sit in these tiny little chairs facing the street. And then they eat sunflower seeds. I don’t even know where all this came from, but everyone does it. It’s a thing.

Also, people actually use those pointed hats that are iconic of

Pineapple seller wearing the iconic coned hat.
Pineapple seller wearing the iconic coned hat.

vietnam. I mean, they’re not just some tourist thing. They actually use the hats. Also, the hats are pretty darn efficient in avoiding the sun. I can’t complain about the weather though, because not much has changed in that area. Actually, it might even be hotter in Manila.

Anyway, that’s all we’ve done so far. I know it’s not much, but I ‘ll have another post about Ha Long Bay soon!

’til then, thanks for sticking with me. :)

PS: Pictures to come only when I get home. Awwww.

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