Hanoi Daily Photo

A (Quasi) Daily Dose of Vietnam's Busy-Busy Capital. (Archived)


Month: April 2009

Truly Vietnam?

Street vendors and cyclos… A bit cliche I now, but you will find these sights from another time in the Old Quarter, which is the most touristy part of the city. Everywhere else? Street vendors and… motorbikes! 😉

Hide and seek

[in the Temple of Literature]

Breakfast time

Want some bánh mì? This lady has plenty in her hands… And I sure could use a couple of those for my breakfast.

Coal seller

I already mentioned it last year, and it’s time for a second take! You will find those ‘coal-cycles’ around town, selling the black blocks to the street restaurants. It probably is something that you will no longer be able to… Continue Reading…

Watching over

[next to the Hồ Chí Minh Mausoleum]

‘The’ junction

This probably is one of the most famous junctions in Hanoi. Why? Well, the photo probably doesn’t manage to give you the same feeling a video would do, but trust me – this is often where the tourists visiting Hanoi… Continue Reading…


Once more, not technically Hanoi, but not very far – this is Nam Định. Couldn’t resist the sight of this cute little shop, which apparently surprised the lady in there!

The balloon boy

[somewhere near Hồ Hoàn Kiếm]

The stream

For some reason this road seems to have a never-ending flow of motorbikes, bicycles, cars and such. Suffice to say that crossing it is not for the faint-hearted!

Lost in thoughts – 2

[somewhere in the outskirts of Hanoi]