Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Bicycle pooling

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The ability of the students to find new ways of sharing a bicycle (or even a motorbike sometimes) will never cease to amaze me.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Soviet style

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[somewhere on Nguyễn Du street]

Saturday, February 14, 2009


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This is the doorstep of one of the fancy Vietnamese restaurants in Hanoi; I'm not such a big fan of the food there, but I just love the subtle design & colors of the entrance, that nicely contrast with the rest of the street. The red roses must be remains of the (probably) overpriced Valentine's dinner!

Street haircut

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Today might be the day you want to look nicer for your other half; why not getting a haircut right down the street? The sure thing is it'll be cheap and fast!

Happy Valentine's everyone.

Friday, February 13, 2009


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There might not be McDonald's (yet) in Hanoi, but that doesn't mean people haven't already found their own way of re-inventing the American drive-through!

Thursday, February 12, 2009


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I found this odd-looking pub entrance while wandering in town and thought it was looking pretty unique! The sure thing is: you're not likely to mistake this pub for another -- even if you're tipsy!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Almost like holidays

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A hammock, a couple of books... If only there were sand on the sidewalk, it would pretty much be like being on the beach!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Red cloak

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[somewhere near Trúc Bạch road]

Monday, February 9, 2009


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For those of you in Western countries, this is the Vietnamese equivalent of the Christmas tree! To be more accurate, those peach tree branches are bought before (and during) the Tết celebration, to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Once the party is over, you find them laying on the sidewalks, kind of like our beloved pine trees back in Europe...

Sunday, February 8, 2009


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Spring is back, and so am I, re-energized from a good break in Japan!