Sidewalk cafe ~ Hanoi, Vietnam
Nov 21 2001

As in China the sidewalks are perfect places to set up temporary kitchens, parks motorcycles, dump garbage and tend to bodily functions. Vietnam was under the control of the Chinese for over 1000 years, so you can't really blame them for picking up some of their habits. Gratefully, spitting and chain smoking seem to be 20th century phenomena that the Vietnamese do not share the Chinese affection for.

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nigel & julie snow