Snapshots of Hanoi

Travel

Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam filled with the hustle and bustle of street vendors, crazy traffic and the constant ‘beep beep’ sounds from people on motorbikes. I was told by a local that sometimes even when you’re walking on the side of the street, they will still honk their horn but there’s no need to walk out of the way, it’s just something they ‘do’ 😉  I must admit it did take some time getting use to.

I wanted to share some images I snapped whilst walking everywhere on foot of the places and the people of Hanoi. Enjoy  🙂

In the midst of traffic

Traditional Vietnamese hats all hand made 

Snapped this whilst people watching on the side street 

Red Bridge by the lake 

Water Puppet Theatre was fun to watch, even though I had no idea what was going on the whole time. Here’s a snap of the people behind the puppet doing it under water! 

Hope you enjoyed these images, where I just love to wander around and capture everyday moments. Have an amazing week. x

 

 

 

Discover Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Travel
a world heritage site, the beautiful ha long bay in vietnam 

My tour began at 8am with Urban Adventures and we had to meet in front of the Opera which was about a 20 minute walk from my Hotel. The night before I did a quick prep and walked from my Hotel to Opera at night trying to memorise the way amongst the hustle and bustle, and the continuous honks..

The next day it was just my luck bucketing down with rain and my Flamingo Vans had not dried up yet since I got them wet a few days before whilst visiting Tad Sae Waterfall. So my other option was my trusty thongs aka flip flops which at the time I thought should be Ok since I wouldn’t have to deal with wearing wet socks. It was now 7:30am and I was ready within 10 minutes with no umbrella I made my way, also things seem to look a little different now that was in the day. Kinda realising maybe it wasn’t such a smart move to wear thongs in the rain..ugh..trying not to slip with every step I decided to get off the pathway and walk on the road instead which had more grip but meant less water protection. Got myself a raincoat half way and arrived at 8:15am a little freaked out they may of left without me, good thing they waited. 🙂

I had such a great time with Urban Adventures, our travel guide was very friendly and informative and so helpful. Ha Long Bay is a World Heritage Site, a place of ethereal beauty, with many towering limestone pillars and scatters of islands. 

My skirt is blowing backwards in beautiful ha long bay 😉 
700 boats departing daily, you can opt to stay overnight on the boat 

im in a cave, the surprising cave ! 

Hope you enjoyed these images I snapped + edition. 🙂 Have a lovely week. x