After the peace and quiet of Sa Pa the 9 hour night train jolted us back into the non stop chaos of Hanoi. Twenty four hour markets, swarms of bicycles and motor bikes, endless street food, fruit and flower vendors, people selling post cards, hats, cold water, warm beer, you name it someone on the streets of Hanoi sells it. It seems like the population of 7 million people rarely sleep and are all on the move at the same time.
Man caught napping
Blending Traffic, Hanoi roundabout
To cross a street in Hanoi you simply walk slowly out into this swarming horde and somehow they all part around you.
Any color, any texture, any thickness, any size.
Loading and unloading zone
Late afternoon shopping.
Any color, any size, any fabric, any style