The Clips and Trips blog was put together in preparation for our leaving the U.S. on an indefinite world travel adventure which started around August of 2009 and returned us home in December of 2012. If you want to see where it all began, read our mission statement from before we left.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Hanoi, Vietnam

We stayed in the Old quarter of Hanoi, which is comprised of tiny streets and alleys situated around a big lake. Walking in Hanoi was a little daunting. There are so many scooters, rickshaws, cars, and other pedestrians to contend with. And, sidewalks aren't really for walking. The narrow sidewalks are for:

- food carts and their kid size plastic chairs and tables
- scooter parking lots
- overflow display area for street fronts
- fruit, produce, and basic sundries vendors

It was some of the most interesting city walking we've done.

A rare quiet alley full of Vietnamese Coffee shops

Pickled snakes, lizards, and crows.. For what??

The Dried Fruit Store

For the Altar

Eric contemplates a career change

Dinner at one of the many delicious sidewalk restaurants


  1. some of your shots look like the background to asian karaoke videos!

    I'm getting hungry now


  2. I concur with what Ate B said about karaoke backgrounds...haha!

    I think Eric would get so many customers since he's all tall and puti. If Japan fails, this can be the fall back for you guys. jk.

    p.s. how many of the different dried fruits di you guys try? Better yet, did you try any of the pickled amphibians?