Saturday, September 15, 2012

Hà Nội Awakes

From the crack of dawn, many Hanoians are up and about, starting their day with exercise.

It's a common sight across Vietnam each morning to see people out on the streets and at public spaces, stretching their limbs and warming up for day.

Hoan Kiem Lake (Hồ Hoàn Kiếm) and Tay Ho Lake (Hồ Tây) are just two of the many popular areas in Hanoi for morning walks, jogs, tai chi and aerobics classes! 


And if exercise is not on the morning itinerary...

Hanoi is simply a great place to pull up a small...a really, really small...plastic chair (pretty much anywhere), order up a cà phê sữa đá (traditional Vietnamese coffee on ice, sweetened with condensed milk) and watch the world go by.

As the new day awakens, so too does the traffic. 

With what seems like an infinite number of bicycles and motorcycles, and now increasingly cars, Hanoians swarm the city streets to make their way to school and work. 

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