Monthly Archives: June 2011

Let’s Hit the Cafes

People in Hanoi are like most people anywhere in the world I suppose; they like to hang out and chat. They can be seen throughout the day, particularly in the morning or evening, sitting in groups – eating sunflower seeds … Continue reading

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The Hanoi Circus

There are all manner of things in Hanoi which catch a visitor’s attention: the lakes, Uncle Ho’s tomb, the colonial buildings, the museums. But I think the most enduring impression of Hanoi for my mind is something much more ubiquitous … Continue reading

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The Music Next Door

It was already a warm and humid Hanoi morning by the time I had dressed and made my way out the front door to run a set of my linen trousers over to the cleaners. I looked over to my … Continue reading

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