Hanoi Old Quarter, part II: SnapshotsPosted: July 26, 2012
Here are the rest of the photos from our trip to Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Debbi and I did a lot of window shopping (and some real shopping too), ate a pizza (I know it’s not local, but the juxtaposition of having a pizza in the Old Quarter amused us, besides the restaurant is air-conditioned), then made up for it by eating some mung bean ice cream from this shop that has been in business since 1950′s (when I was little, no trip to “the city” would be complete without an ice cream from there. The mung bean is lovely, but may be an acquired taste; the coconut and green rice are good too.) And of course, being us, we hung out at all the bookstores.
It’s been miserably rainy here for the past two days because a storm just passed us, so I might not have anything worth posting for the rest of the week. I’m loving the cooler weather, but after a while the monotony of the rain gets to me. Oh well, might as well enjoy it while I can. I’ll take depressing rain over blazing sunshine any day.