My first day in Hanoi, Vietnam is winding down. It has been a while since I enjoyed any international travel.  I wandered around this incredibly busy city for a few hours earlier. Traffic here is otherworldly. I read that you’re not supposed to bolt out into the street while attempting to cross. You slowly wade into the fray so the mopeds and cars all have the time to veer one way or the other to get around you. It takes some concentration to slowly wade out into a mass of non-stop traffic, knowing nobody is going to actually stop but will hopefully at least slow down and avoid you. There was what I assumed was a funeral taking place at one point. Soulful, sad music was played by a small band as the procession followed the hearse slowly up the road. Mourners wear white bands around their heads. Took these photos and the video of the traffic.

 

Street Vendor Hanoi

 

Alley Photo Hanoi

 

Vietnam Flower in Hanoi

 

River Walk in Hanoi

 

Small Shop Woman Hanoi

 

Neon Store in Central Hanoi

 

Hanoi Birdcage

 

Flags Hanoi Shop

 

Hanoi, Vietnam Traffic Video: