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...Hanoi Viet Nam - Day 3

so now u know d rate for Hanoi's taxi
...here we r...d ministry
for a socialist country...I saw quite a number of 'kereta mewah'
...another historical building
students wondering around in Trang Tien area
...waiting for d light to go green
...d ladies...masa ni tangan kosong still...
d paintings...theme of 'liberation' still prominent
billboards...reminding on d usage of helmets
...shiny new helmets all around
...d King Ly Thai To (974-1028)
...masih lengang traffic
...Barca player wannabe
to Van Phuc...villagers with French-inspired buildings
aaa...dah sampai
d ulat sutera's cocoons
...n d TNB's nitemare
ada nite market pulak in Van Phuc
later that nite...ronda2 Old Quarter for d last time
...souvenir shops...Viet Namese dolls
fuhh...penat nyopping hari ni...
Our destination today was d Ministry of Home Affairs and d meeting with one of its deputy director general lasted for about an hour...n a lot of info was gathered on Viet's gov't mechanism. Later we headed to d Trang Tien area n d ladies continued with their nyopping. After lunch at d hotel (Brahim ready meal n serunding + nasi ordered from hotel), Truong from d Academy of Finance came over as promised...to take us to d Van Phuc silk-producing area...a journey of about 12 km.

In Van Phuc, we witnessed d silk-making process n d ladies immersed themselves in d numerous silk shops lining d main street. Truong was joined by 2 of his friends n they assisted d ladies in negotiating d prices...senyum lebar je la my Sayang n Azina. Returning to Hanoi, we dropped by d Trang Tien area again...to pick up a ring (white gold uu...) that Azina had ordered earlier and later continue to ronda d Hanoi's Old Quarter til late....hhmm...ponat den....


...in Trang Tien business area...this guy's adobe is above d shops below...maybe d towkey kott.


quite a number of galleries n bookshops in Trang Tien...n d building has some art deco motives...


...as usual...kapcais galore...everywhere u look...


at d jewelery outlet...Azina using her statistically background to get d best bargain... pakai SPSS kott...


one of d taman in Hanoi...d guy in d back was one of d kings of Viet Nam in d past


...this newly-wed was having their wedding fotos taken in d park...so I just tumpang semangkuk


a group of street peddlers during their break...also at d park...siap cari head lice...hihi


on d way to Van Phuc...various designs of 'semi-d' can be observed


In Van Phuc...Truong explaining how d silk is made


this old lady and her 'toys'...reminded of of d Rumpelstilskin story...as well as Mahatma Ghandi


...pilih...jangan tak pilih...juling mata nak memilih uuu....


Aaaaa....dah dapat dah...ni lah yg dicari-cari tuhh....


...on d way back to Hanoi...empat dlm satu pulak....


Lake Hoan Kiem at nite...with d Central Post Office in d background


...in d Old Quarter...one of d handicraft shops...


on d other side of Lake Hoan Kiem...d modern section of Hanoi


I've never met any 'fat' Viet Namese while in Hanoi...mostly slim-slim je...may be this is one of their secrets...excercise at nite...this is along Lake Hoan Kiem


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