Hanoi

French colonialism still left in the city

The city was a blur of millions of motorcycles among a few cars.  We witnessed 3 accidents in 2 days, just crossing the street was a blind act of faith.  This is how you cross a street in Vietnam:

1. You cross wherever and whenever you want.

2. You walk very slowly with no sudden movements.

3. You can close your eyes you can (it doesn’t’ really matter whether they are open or not)

4. You make your way to the other side with a brief prayer and complete faith in the motorcyclists skills at avoiding you.

Motorcycle traffic

We also had a 12 course meal, fine dining at it’s finest, dining on KING COBRA.   Deep fried snake skin, snake soup, snake spring rolls to name a few of the courses.  Not to mention Cobra heart given to Jordan to make him more virile…hmmm…

We got to pick the snake from a cage, you could pick weasels, ducks, and an assortment of caged animals.  An animal lovers nightmare.

Vietnam's food choices range from tasty to bizarre

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One thought on “Hanoi

  1. Hi Suzie and Jordan, great to read your posts!
    In my blog I have video of crossing a street in Saigon. It exactly matches your description 🙂
    http://tomvanlamoen.wordpress.com/2012/01/03/vietnam-traffic-rules/

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