Hanoi, Vietnam – pineapple seller
Vietnam is a land of many faces and places. I say this because it was a huge surprise to me how big it was and how much it changed over our month of travel there.
Our itinerary was as follows:
Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An – Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Now you can do this route, like us, from North to South or from South to North.
The first thing that hit me in Hanoi was the incredible movement of this city – we stayed in the old quarter and just dealing with the ‘how to cross the street’ was a steep learning curve. The traffic and, especially, all the scooters is a bit daunting at first, but there is a method to the madness. I liked to time my crossing of…