Hoàn Kiếm Lake on a carfree Sunday

There are quite a few lakes in Hanoi city. Hoàn Kiếm Lake is the nearest one to the old town, it got some interesting monuments to attract both locals and tourists to visit. I did prefer West Lake a bit more, because it’s much calmer and bigger as well, thus better to relax.

I went to Hoàn Kiếm Lake on a car-free Sunday. Vietnamese traffic is crazy so carfree is perfect for me.

Some interesting monumens and temple around the lake.

Photoshooting couple, quite a lot of them near the lake and they can pose well.

Nice spot for people watching indeed!

School girls posing for photos, must be some kind of school trip I guess?

There was a stage but nobody was singing, just playing music.

Happy Sunday everyone!

Happy Sunday everyone!

I went to meet up with some friends yesterday. We love to sit outside drinking in the sunny summer afternoon. I think it’s much better than getting drunk at night.

I had some Kir and Sangaria, refreshing summer drinks!

If anyone wantes to visit Europe, I highly recommend coming in the summer, because everyone is in a good mood and you find tarraces in almost all bars, just relax and enjoy life.

How do you guys spend your summer time? Feel free to use #happysunday tag and share your happiness to everyone!

Mekong Delta in photos

Mekong Delta is my favorite area in Vietnam. Outside places like Cantho and the spots where you can take Mekong cruises, you don’t see many tourists. I believe that’s what made me like Mekong Delta the best, even as a tourist myself, I sometimes just don’t like to be around with other tourists (anti-social?)

European summer is extremely dry, every day I wake up with dry throat and dry lips (even though I left humidifier on the whole night), eating dry bread the whole day lol, how I miss humid air there.

Photos taken on the way from the bus, there aren’t many trains from Ho Chi Minh city to the South.

In Mekong Delta I saw hammocks everywhere, on the streets, in front of restaurants, etc.

Fish soup with rice, good.

Bread?

Durian lady, how did she get all these durians there?

Lotus ladies, these reminds me of childhood, I used to love fresh lotus seeds.

Me too, my wish.

Communist country afterall?

Chinese middle school, people there really want to learn Chinese? But I did meet a few who can speak better Chinese than me I believe haha.

Really nice locals who helped me find the port to take a boat to the floating market. If you are lazy and unorderly like me, your trip won’t be so organised, sometimes you don’t get to see the most sites, but then maybe you will meet some friendly locals!

Taipei in 12 photos

Even though after a while back from the trip, I’m still editing selecting and deleting photos and videos every day. So I made in total 120G-ish of photos and videos for 2.5 months, I sometimes wonder except for taking pictures, was I doing other things for the entire trip? hahahah

Taipei is a surely city that looks great in photos, maybe Taiwan in general.

Here is some photos I haven’t posted yet.

random street

Ximen

Ximen by night

Japanese singing traveller

flea market

habour

Brown sugared sweet potato sold in Dihua Rd, bought some, didn’t like it that much.

tea ceremony lady inside a tea house in Dihua Rd, that tea house actually looked great, forgot to take pictures.

Taiwan independence flags, I think I kinda understand why they want their independence ^^

Side road of a nightmarket

herbal shop

Taipei is a great city, I loved it and would like to visit it again anytime.