Sunday, September 30, 2007

Hot Hanoi - Part 2

Before I start with Hanoi, I would like to pimp my nephew's blog. He has decided to follow his aunt's footsteps and has started blogging on food. Do go take a look/drop some comments....His blog is called Spare Change.

In Part 2, I'll post some street scene photos which I managed to candidly take as I made my way around Hanoi. I found the street scene fascinating!
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Beef noodle stall by the five foot way...all the chairs of the five foot way stalls are of this height. Look at how the lady has to sit to enjoy her bowl of noodles???
Five foot food way
Grilled skewered meats - catering to those on the move :o)
Five foot food way 2
Deep fried spring roll....so close to the ground, I wondered if anyone ever walked straight into the wok! Ouch!
Pedicure
Open air pedicure - minimum fuss shop
Vegetables anyone?
Selling vegetables isn't restricted to markets - seems one can set up stall anywhere they like.
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The trishaw and motorbike parting to make way for the the lady. We really have to walk/cross the streets in Hanoi with caution.
Three modes
You have those traveling on foot, bicycle and motorbikes (lesser cars) on the streets. As you can see, crossing the road means a lot of zig-zag moments! Hahaha...
Going Home
The main mode of transport will be motorbikes. Here the cop has to direct the traffic flow as parents/relative came to pick up the children after school ended. I was stuck here and had to wait for the motorbikes to clear before I could proceed with my journey on foot!
Waiting
Crossing the road is definitely not a good idea for the young ones considering the heavy traffic. The kids here are waiting to be picked up.
Lady Biker
Mostly everyone rides a bike, even this lady with stilettos and side splitting skirt (or is that a skirt pants???).


To be continued...

18 comments:

teckiee said...

The lady on the bike look so ganas.

Ethan W said...

Vietnam looks just as busy as I remember it :D

sc said...

more on hanoi please pea! am going there next month ;)

team bsg said...

din go to back ah for the 333( vietnamese beer @RM1.50 per can ) and specials after pedicure

Big Boys Oven said...

For a second we thought that lady on the bike was you! We got shocked for a moment but got better when we realise she was not you......lol

That young food blogger that you had introduce is a real talented flogger, I hope you don't mind me linking him to our blog.

Precious Pea said...

sc: You calling me???

wmw, i like the first and last photo of the tough looking ladies.

jason said...

The ladies in the pedicure shop were staring at you... heheh.

wmw said...

teckiee : If we have to commute this way everyday for the rest of our lives, we'll also be ganas looking. Hahaha...

ethan w : Yes, extremely!

sc : You called me pea???? But yes, there will be more to come...

team bsg : Hahaha....No, no cheap beer and/or pedicure!

bbo : Aiyah, how can it be me when I took the photos wor....that young food blogger is my nephew leh. No worries...you should ask him but would think that he won't mind.

precious P : And why is that??? Hahaha....

jason : It was the two ladies sitting outside the shop while waiting for their turn who stared at me....the rest were too preoccupied :o)

mama bok said...

I just like the ham chien pan on your header.. ;)

tigerfish said...

Nice food culture you captured in your trip. BTW, I like the han chi peng picture in your header.

New Kid on the Blog said...

wow... i hv never seen this before... undevelop... so raw... busy street....

babe_kl said...

those low plastic stools look so cute! wondering when i hv the chance to visit hanoi...

MeiyeN said...

wow.. da open air pedicure looks cool! so different from here...

wonda said...

Yea, I've been to Vietnam, thanks to you. Hmm... they don't need helmets, huh? How safe is it regarding your belongings?

wmw said...

mama bok : Click on the pic and you can read the post I did on it :o)

tigerfish : Yah, I know. Aren't the street scenes amazing? Click on the ham chin pang pic to read more.

nkotb : Yes, it's really an eye opener!

babe_kl : Hahaha...but have to sit like the lady to eat wor.

meiyen : They sit around like there isn't a care in the world :o)

wonda : Well, the helmet law isn't strictly enforced there. Well, we were cautious with our belongings.

FireHorse said...

You owes post very nice pics. I will definitely pay your nephew a visit and give him a warm welkam.

Judy said...

Let me try commenting here again for the umpteenth time.

I like the steady lady dressed with slit and stilettos. I wonder how many accidents she caused with men turning heads. :P

Vietnam is so 'innocent' and I want to go. I love their pho bo.

Everyone seems to just do what they like anywhere, anytime, anyhow!

Was Malaysia like this before all the rules and regulations came into place?

wmw said...

Firehorse :Thanks for the compliment and the support!

judy : What happen wor??? I can't recall Malaysia ever being like this since I was born. Dunno about the state of the country before I was. :o)