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    Hammered in Hanoi

    Im just back from a fairly drunken excursion to Hanoi, my timing was shit as it rained a lot and mostly i just got stuck into the hanoi beer, did manage to get out a bit and see a few things though as the wife was with me and demanded the norms of mainstream tourism be observed. sort of.





    I was quite impressed with Hanoi, its a busy and quite lively city.


    We stayed a few nights in the old quarter which seems to be where most tourists end up , The plan was to go to halong bay but the weather was shite so we just bummed around town and ate and drink, did a day trip to a place called perfume pagoda which was good but also a shitty day to do it


    Hanoi traffic is mental and crossing the road can be quite the ordeal


    I found it only possible to cross the road after consuming about 10 + large beers and just lurching drunkenly from the footpath into oncoming traffic while screaming at the top of my lungs, ho chi minhs a cnut, that gets there attention





    Stayed in a place called the Tirant hotel the first few nights not to bad and run me about 50 bucks , had a tiny little pool on the roof as well



    Not designed for fat cnuts



    The view from the hotel roof




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    I read a book about the French occupation of Hanoi when they made a colony of it. An explanation was given as to why the Vietnamese in the city had long thin plots of land fronting onto the street. The frontage might only be a few metres but behind the facade was a lot more than you could see.

    Your picture shows that a lot of Hanoi still seems to be based on the original thin plots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai View Post

    Your picture shows that a lot of Hanoi still seems to be based on the original thin plots.
    Not just Hanoi,seems to be all over Vietnam.

    Anyway, Nice pics beerlaodrinker ..I hope to be there in October..

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    post up some more pics tomorrow , we actually got around a bit in the short time we were there, quite an achievement considering how much bia hoi was going in the gob, felt a tad rough most mornings. even a couple of pics of the manboobs for dill and necron

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai View Post
    I read a book about the French occupation of Hanoi when they made a colony of it. An explanation was given as to why the Vietnamese in the city had long thin plots of land fronting onto the street. The frontage might only be a few metres but behind the facade was a lot more than you could see.

    Your picture shows that a lot of Hanoi still seems to be based on the original thin plots.
    Very interesting observation....

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    Cô gái Việt Nam đáng yêu

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    Prices appeared to be much the same as thailand , beer, food etc,hard to say with hotels as thats up to the individual really, plenty of choices in hanoi though from the backpacker grunge up to the 5 star range. i got my visa in vientiane $60 one month


    Arriving in Hanoi we saw a new terminal being constructed


    As in Laos the french left there mark by leaving behind that great french bread


    Plenty of tucker around to


    wash your dog down with a cold Hanoi beer






    This place overlooks hoan kien lake and is a good spot for a beer in the evenings




    An entire street in the old quarter sells shoes only






    Gotta have all your ducks in a row

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    it looks like at night time the thing to do is pull up a tiny stool and drink fresh beer with the Locals and Tourists we started the night of here




    Caught up with an old workmate of mine who is living in vietnam so it was of on the piss with him and a couple of mad viets that he works with

    we were getting 21000 dong to the dollar and this fresh beer costs about 5000 d






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    weight test time





    Failed, back on the diet when i get home




    This little beer street was a top spot for just hanging out and watching the street life go by



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    Another lovely thread - per usual, BLD!

    Captured the city nicely...!!

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    Nice photos beerlaodrinker.

    Most of the are 5 minutes from where I used to live.

    These photos remind me of good times. I miss many things about Hanoi.

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    Thanks for the excellent background material. I'm due to be posted there next year about 100km south of Hanoi on the new petro chem project.

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    When you stayed in the Old Quarter - did you find that they moved the streets and lanes around overnight? When you came out the next day for a walk about, you still got lost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grasshopper
    When you stayed in the Old Quarter - did you find that they moved the streets and lanes around overnight? When you came out the next day for a walk about, you still got lost?
    So thats what was going on? The sneaky bastards, i thought i got some overly formaldehyde beer

    The thing i liked most about Hanoi was the abundance of lakes and parks and all very green with tree lined Boulavards in some parts of the city, pretty hard to find those things in a lot of big asian cities








    Hanoi Cathedral

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    Great pics - never went to Hanoi, though stayed HCMC

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    Quote Originally Posted by MANICHAEAN
    I'm due to be posted there next year about 100km south of Hanoi on the new petro chem project.
    That sounds like a good gig, my mates been building a Tails dam for a polymetalic mine about 80ks south of hanoi.






    The central market










    The wife was no match for those viet girls in the market when it came to a bit of haggling




    She managed to stink out our hotel room with all that dried shit she eats




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    Great stuff BLD. Brought a few memories back there.
    When you gonna unleash the moobs ?

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    Great thread and piccies, cheers BLD!!

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    Time for a beer





    This looked the place to go , but it was shut


    Fanny ?


    The vietnamese grow a lot of coffee in the highlands and weasel coffee is allegedly the best but at about $350 a kilo for the real deal they can stick it back up a civet cats arse

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    You can get a bit of propaganda at the war museum














    Old projector for showing propaganda flicks i guess


    Chinook helicopter, notice the bullet hole in the windshield









    A Russian magnetic discharing vehicle









    A cannister full of Bombies






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    Nice one beerlao !

    Was you brave enough to try some of that deep fried Dog ?

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    In asia i love the way everything takes place on the street, Hanois old quarter especially

    The meat vendor


    This bloke was carving slabs of limestone for graves, some bloody talented folk around


    The street side barber


    Hanoi has an abundance of eye candy all scooting around . some good looking sorts amongst em






    The nightview from the rooftop bar




    Theres some fantastic restaurants around and the missus was well chuffed when she spotted this seafood place


    You get an awesome view of west lake with a nice breeze in the afternoon and the coldest beers i had in Hanoi


    Not cheap though















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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravesend Dave
    Was you brave enough to try some of that deep fried Dog ?
    Never

    Footpath scooter mechanic



    the locals keep it pretty clean on the street



    Viet bloke playing with his cock
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