Streets of Hanoi

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Hanoi is the capitol of Vietnam. It’s a small and bustling city, surrounded on all sides by water: a lake and river meet, with the city in the fertile crook. It’s also centered around a pond, with the old town sprawling out from it. I was reading Dune while traveling, and the way life in the novel is focused on water I saw reflected in the city’s orientation around water, although obviously water is anything but scarce in tropical Vietnam.
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The city still contains many buildings built in the colonial French architectural style. Walking the streets was a joy in and of itself. They overflowed with markets, plants, animals, motos, of course, all going about their everyday life in a harmony that seems impossible for a city so bursting with activity.
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