Hanoi’s Old Quarter is amazing. Warrens of narrow alleys, spontaneous street markets, ancient pagodas and crumbling colonial-era buildings. I ignored the map and spent three hours exploring this remnant of Old Asia.
Bicycles are the most convenient way to get around the Old Quarter.
Typical alley. Those stencils are phone numbers (no one could really explain them to me) and were painted everywhere in the Old Quarter.
Selling eggs, 7AM.
Loading crates of beer on motos for delivery.
Decrepit apartment near Bach Ma pagoda.
Flowers for sale.
Chinese lantern at Bach Ma pagoda
Cigarette vendor counting dong.
Respect for Uncle Ho.
Porcelain in an unknown pagoda near my hotel.
More from the Old Quarter here.