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Vietnamese adventures part I

I do love Anthony, but you know the real reason I decided to come to Vietnam?hanoi_vietnam_98789PHO.

(JK. It’s a combination of pho and Anthony, which is exactly what happened at lunch today!)hanoi_vietnam_027We went to a hole-in-the-wall spot that is packed with people and doesn’t have a menu. The only thing you get is a big bowl of beef pho, ladeled out by this Vietnamese woman who takes her soup pretty seriously.hanoi_vietnam_022You also get a basket of deep-fried breadsticks to throw in there, too :)hanoi_vietnam_024I’m a bit jetlagged, but other than that everything has been great.

Leah and I spent most of the afternoon exploring Hanoi.hanoi_vietnam_037The city is packed with people eating, talking, drinking, shopping, and swerving — the tiny streets are packed with little stools for sitting and motorbikes for riding.hanoi_vietnam_0032A mix of French and Asian architecture make for beautiful, interesting scenes; Kentucky Fried Chicken, anyone?hanoi_vietnam_61Among the honking horns and busy streets, there are some nice green getaways.hanoi_vietnam_098Leah and I took a nice stroll along a Hồ Hoàn Kiếm lake!hanoi_vietnam_5We saw some street-side donuts…hanoi_vietnam_048And had to get some.hanoi_vietnam_0047Greasy, but good!hanoi_vietnam_0050And just to add a couple random things to this post, here’s the messiest jumble of electrical madness I’ve ever seen:hanoi_vietnam_0038And a live roadside chicken which I am probably going to eat tonight.hanoi_vietnam_0054Have a great day!

  • Have you ever seen an animal before you ate it?
  • What’s your favorite thing to do on vacation?
  • Do you/would you ever own a motorbike?

8 thoughts on “Vietnamese adventures part I

  1. What did you think of the breadsticks? We have them in Cambodia and I always think they are “meh”. They are kind of bland in my opinion. If you’re going to fry something, add some flavor to it! :)