The Rest of Day One in Hanoi

Toronto Phodown Presents, Eastern Promises Presents: Chin to Chin
Day One in Hanoi: The Leftovers

Chin to Chin chronicles my explorations of Vietnam and Hong Kong with Mikey (from @ZeroWritingCredits). This is the second part of the story.

The rest of day one in Hanoi Mikey and I walked around the old quarter, dodging motorcycles and trying to find something interesting at the various shops and stalls. It’s mostly bad knock-offs and bootleg DVDs (which I have to imagine were bigger sellers before p2p file sharing). Eventually we ended up in the drinking district and did some bar-hopping.

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It’s common here to sit outside on stools, drinking Hanoi beer and eating snacks – a perfectly acceptable way to pass the time. We met a few interesting groups of tourists and a couple of locals, walked around some more – I had two different street banh mys of varying quality (the second was a winner with lots of spicy sauce, egg, and pate). We made it back to the hotel around 11 and crashed hard, fortifying ourselves for another day of Vietnam touring.

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