Hanoi in a Collage of Dimensions: A Photo Journey

Welcome to the fascinating world of Hanoi, Vietnam…

hanoi vietnam Hanoi in a Collage of Dimensions: A Photo Journey

Jump out of your armchair and join the sea of motorcycle traffic…

hanoi traffic Hanoi in a Collage of Dimensions: A Photo Journey

the shopping may drive you a little insane,

hanoi shopping Hanoi in a Collage of Dimensions: A Photo Journey

but luckily you can conveniently transport anything you buy,

ridemotorcycle Hanoi in a Collage of Dimensions: A Photo Journey

the city is caked with layers of ancient history…

hanoi temple Hanoi in a Collage of Dimensions: A Photo Journey

so grab a Hanoian drink of choice,

hanoi drinks Hanoi in a Collage of Dimensions: A Photo Journey

indulge in a little street food,

hanoi noodles Hanoi in a Collage of Dimensions: A Photo Journey

and a little more…

hanoi vegetables Hanoi in a Collage of Dimensions: A Photo Journey

and then a little more,

hanoi food2 Hanoi in a Collage of Dimensions: A Photo Journey

and explore the streets of the Old Quarter,

hanoi old Hanoi in a Collage of Dimensions: A Photo Journey

check out the diverse range of buildings,

hanoi important Hanoi in a Collage of Dimensions: A Photo Journey

and don’t forget stop and look at the details…

hanoi carrots Hanoi in a Collage of Dimensions: A Photo Journey

you’ll need a few of the local guilty pleasures like donuts…or guts,

hanoi guts donuts Hanoi in a Collage of Dimensions: A Photo Journey

maybe a bamboo smoke or an ice cream bar?,

hanoi pleasures Hanoi in a Collage of Dimensions: A Photo Journey

try to observe the people who serve you,

hanoi people Hanoi in a Collage of Dimensions: A Photo Journey

and by the end of the day, you’ll need a recharging power nap…

hanoi sleeping Hanoi in a Collage of Dimensions: A Photo Journey

ohhh, and don’t forget to choose your meat along the way!

hanoi meat Hanoi in a Collage of Dimensions: A Photo Journey

Welcome to Hanoi – A city with over a 1000 years of history!

Hanoi is an incredible city promising a million forms of entertainment wherever you look (try to look everywhere)!

-Migration Mark

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Comments

  1. Anna says

    Mark thanks for taking me back to Hanoi through your pictures! You captured the city beautifully along with all of its quirks! =) Keep doing what you are doing, because you have so many people following your work and life and learning so much through it!

  2. says

    Haha Mark, You beat me to it! I Visited Hanoi in May 2010 and still have not posted articles on it. Soon I promise :) I did do one with Night Shots of Hanoi recently.

    Anyway, Hanoi is a lovely place and I would go back again, especially for the amazing coffee!

    David

  3. Diggy says

    Hey Mark!
    Awesome pictures, I always love coming to your blog and seeing how you experience other parts of the world! :)

    Keep rocking!
    Diggy

  4. says

    Once again you make me jealous. Planning a solo trip to the Philippines in January, can’t wait. Love the pictures and yes the street food does look amazing!

    Thanks for taking us there!

  5. says

    @Anna: Thanks so much for checking it out Anna and for the awesome words of encouragement! Glad these pictures brought back some memories, come back a visit soon!

    @Jools: Haha, No problem, the availability of street food and donuts are on another level in Hanoi. Hope you can find some soon…!

    @David: Yah, I saw your great pictures at night of Hanoi. Looking forward to your other pics as well. I’m with you on the coffee…I bought about 4 kilos to back with me to Bangkok!

    @Corinne: Thanks Corinne!

    @Randall: Thanks for checking it out Randall! Would love to visit the Philippines again, I’ll be waiting for your first hand report, and eating Balut!!!

  6. says

    Wow! Love your photo journey. It has a raw point of view of how Hanoi really is. I’ve seen a lot of Vietnam pictures but these ones show the apparent reality of how it is. Love em!

  7. says

    Mark, I love this photo post! I love it how every single picture captured a story, and together they make the bigger story. The taking nap on the top of motorcycles is awesome, how could somebody do that without falling, or even without afraid to fall!

  8. says

    @Jamie: Thanks Jamie! Just checked out your site, looks like you guys are having adventures too…on the other side of the world!

    @Norbert: Appreciate the comment Norbert. Vietnam is just crazy, for me, it was almost an entertainment overdose!

    @Dina: Motorcycles are used for more things than anything else in Vietnam. I think someone could write a book about positions for sleeping on motorcycles.

  9. says

    Dear Mark,

    Wow! Your photo display captures Hanoi perfectly! I visited there earlier this year, and I can still feel and smell those city streets! Looking forward to reading more fun adventures!

  10. says

    Just saw this post. Better late than never, hey?
    Great photos. I lived in Vietnam for three and a half years. I went to Hanoi three times and found it hard work and very different to Ho Chi Minh City where I lived. But I still love your pics. Great work!

    • says

      @The Dropout!
      Thanks for the comment! Yes, I would agree, at times the city can be hard work, sometimes you feel like you just don’t want to go outside for the day. I’ve still never been to Ho Chi Minh, I would love to go there and see the differences.

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