Random Walking Tour in Hanoi City 2018 | VIETNAM WALK
Good afternoon everyone it's Cory here I'm a few, blocks away from my house here in Hanoi and I. Kind of wanted to walk around because it's a really beautiful day we've. Been experiencing, massive heat waves and tons, of rain for July, and a, lot of August, but, now that it's September. About. Two days ago the weather broke and so, it's actually about 27. Degrees Celsius, instead, of 38. Or 39 degrees, Celsius. And so, I'm able to actually like walk around for a little bit longer than usual and. Film. It for you guys this time now I'm. Still gonna be sweaty but it, just feels so nice. There's a cool breeze coming through here so let's. Go walk around guys. So. It's about 12 p.m., right now it's lunchtime just, started, so a lot of people are, you. Know heading. Out of the office gonna eat lunch go. To cafes, and chill for a bit do, the Vietnamese. Yes to our and. Yeah. It's Monday, afternoon. And. I. Haven't done a walk like this for, you guys on the video. But. Um if. You've been following my social media and Instagram, and stuff like that you'll, know that I was, posting some updates about why I haven't been making videos. Recently. But. Wow. Sorry. I got distracted look at all these koi fish that is beautiful. Hey. Guys. Safa. Pot, restaurant. Very. Cool architecture. Reminds, me of a resort I. Want. To go swimming in the head it looks so inviting. Anyway. The point of this is that I've, been doing photo walks I haven't. Really been taking video recently. Just. Haven't been up to it but. You. Know going on these photo walks around Hanoi, it's. Inspired. Me again. To start filming. Just walking videos for you guys and. Yeah. The weather oh it's so night you're like I wish you guys could feel this breeze it, reminds me of Hawaii, you. Know Hawaii could be around you. Know between 85, and 90, degrees, Fahrenheit. All year round but. They have the wonderful, trade winds, keeps. It nice and cool blows all the humidity and heat out and so. That's exactly what this feels like right now. So let's scope out. Just. Some of the cool architecture, some of the cool features of, this part of the city. If. You guys seen my recent. Instagram post I posted this pink building here with the beard Papa's on the first floor. I'm. Gonna cross this way, try not to die in. The process. All, right. Check, out this place. Huge. Yeah, we're kind of near D, Anquan lake hope, I said that right probably. Not. The. Flakes rip, up my house about, two blocks away I don't. Come here often enough but. It's pretty chill a lot of cafes a lot of dudes fishing, a lot. Of shade, trees. Daily. Life and Vietnam guys. These. Jumble of wires. So here's a really cool temple. Let's go take a look. Briefly. Nice. Nice. And quiet. Seems, people, are inside praying. I'm not gonna bother them, by. Going in there and filming. But. I did want to show you this jackfruit. Tree. Look. At this jackfruit just hang in here. Very, nice. All. Right let's continue to walk. Oh ho, ho this, little boy has styrofoam, statically. Stuck to his head. Is. It or no it's, piece of gosh okay. Maybe he's hurt I think. He had stitches or something I thought. It was a piece of white styrofoam, just like statically, clinging, to the back of his head, that. Would have been plenty but, it. Actually was. Gauze. So, over here we have a. Part. Of the lake.
There's. A guy barber, shop here. Yeah. Not the cleanest, body of water. But. You definitely see guys fishing here all the time I don't know if if, they actually eat the fish I'm gonna assume they do. But. This waters pretty foul. And, I think that's one of the unfortunate things about a lot of places in Vietnam it's really beautiful you. Know water is always beautiful but then a lot of the bodies of water that I've seen, are. Just really, polluted there's just, no, way I'm gonna even put my toe in there. You'll. Probably get, like hepatitis, or some kind of septic, shock just from going in there. But. Yeah. Surprise. There's no guys fishing here usually there's a whole bunch of them right under this tree in, the. Shade and just fishing like right here. So. I grabbed motorbike, driver chilling, out in the shade on his motorcycle. Yeah. I want to look closer, just a little bit so, you could see there's like plastic, and it just looks like really, gross but. You can see a lot of like minnows and stuff in there. I'm not exactly sure what's, that. Building, right there. But. I know there's a restaurant on that little island thing that sticks out as well in the lake. Now. There's some guys fishing let's, go check them out. Across, the street there's a pretty, big like botanical. Garden kind of a place. I've. Never been in it but I've. Seen a lot of people coming in and out of there and you. Know it's one of the major, like. Garden. Parks of the city. Here. Let's go look at these guys. Yeah. So there's the restaurant, across the way, there's. Just some guy suspicions right there. Well. I don't want to walk around the lake this way I kind of want to go back more into. Where. All the buildings and stuff are. This, direction. Kind. Of get into the thick of it you know. I think, it makes for a much more interesting video don't get me wrong parks are beautiful I love, seeing parks, loved. Walking in parks but uh. Yeah, you guys are probably watching this to see what other. Parts of Vietnam look like right other parts of Hanoi. I want, to cross the street. But, they're about to go. All, right now's my chance to, go. Where. That van comes. A broken-down. Car. They. Don't see too many broken-down cars. Like. Can we take a peek into the park I can't. Really see it very well from here. What I want out. Well this is place it's, a fitness center with, some tennis courts. How big these trees are. Super. Cool very, shady. Love. It. Oh yeah, there's some treadmills and stuff. This, is a thing that I discovered the other day when walking around on my photo walk, I, had, no idea that this is here. But, this is a, circus. There's, a frickin circus like, two blocks three blocks from my house I had, no idea. Until. The other day although. I do see some sad things in this photo like bears, and. Pigs. And other animals. For. Being. Used for human entertainment, I'm. Not one to support those kind of things. But. They have that cool what. Is this. This. Is where those people climb on. The outside, of it while it spins. Anyway. So. If you're wondering if there's a circus in Hanoi you. Know the answer is yes. And now we're getting back into the thick. Of it up, here. Buildings. Traffic. Alleys. Interesting. Things. So, the goal of this video there there really is no actual, goal if something just after what the streets and. Buildings look like for you guys you, know this is a Vietnam walk video. You. Know I don't have a set like root in my mind of where I'm gonna go I'm just kind of randomly, going places and, seeing. What I see, but. Instead of taking photos and just capturing, it with the GoPro here, hopefully. It turns out all right for you guys. Even, though there is that cool breeze I mentioned earlier that Sun is still baking hot. Like. I'm not drenched in sweat yet but I'm definitely. We feel the sweat, starting, to come. Now. If you've seen my. Previous walking. Video of the Train Street where, I actually saw, the Train. It's. Right there right where that green. Little Miata. Looking car or whatever that is um.
Right. There at the train crossing and that is the southern, Train, Street there. I want to say there's two train streets in Hanoi that are worth checking out. North. Of the hanoi railway station, and south. With the hanoi railway station and, that. Little part over there is south, and there's. Also a really cool alley that goes through a marketplace and stuff so if you want to see what that looks like check, out the. Link right, here or, in, the description box down below you. Can go check that out see what that's like to walk through there and see. All the cool little things. Yeah so right now we're just walking parallel, to the train track whether. That's going southbound it, goes all the way to Saigon. Way. In the south, the. Whole stretch, of, Vietnam. Because, of the parking I can't walk on the sidewalk so I do have to walk kind of on the side of the road like this and. Now's my chance to cross. I. Just. Made it. And. What do you know guys. We've got, chandeliers. Via. Chandelier. Lots, of chandeliers actually. Should. I walk on that side or on this side when I walk on this side. These, are neat. Many, of these shops on this side here, where, I'm walking it's. Actually, shops. That sell like, home decorations. And furniture. So, we saw some light fixtures and chandeliers. The lanterns and stuff back there but. Up here we got some nice like. Really. Beautiful, hand-carved wood. Traditional. Style. Ooh white. Lab. Guy, what you're doing. Yeah. So as you walk through here you can just snow lots of wood, this you can smell. The wood sanding. Lekker, and, stuff like that. What's. Down here. I've, never been over, here so just. Randomly going seeing. Where places take me. Where. To go or where to go. No. Traffic is coming from that way the traffic is coming from this way so. There's. Got to be a way out I. Could. Have kept walking along the train tracks but. I don't, want to make another train. Track. Walking, video you know I already. Have two of those. So. Now we're just doing some, neighborhood. Exploration. I. Can. Hear those birds, awesome. And, all these wires. Oh. There's. A plant a tree. This. Root system it must have fell off a balcony now it's just there, completely. Dead and dry. Kind. Of sucks. There's. A pharmacy. This. Way goes towards. This, street that one Street. They will just keep following this. What. Is this place moon black shop. It's. A shoe shop. We'll. Keep going. I've. Never been here so I'm like should I turn left or turn right. But. I'm, just going where I see the motorcycles. Where. They're coming from. Okay. I have to turn around because I saw something here. What. Happened. Here, why is there red paint splattered. All over this. Someone. Not like this place, that. Mean it's condemned, I don't. Know. Wow. How. Far can I go in here. Like. A. Super. Maze. I'm. Gonna go this side. I'm, actually really glad I came in here because it's like 10, degrees cooler in. These alleys plus, that cool breeze is actually flowing through here so it's like really nice feels, like air-conditioning. Keep going. Yeah, just recently on my Instagram. Post there. Were some wires and stuff and someone commented about like how crazy it is and is it safe, you. Know it's safe as long as you don't touch it and I. Did want to mention that in Vietnam a lot of the wires and stuff are like more kind. Of unorganized, looking, just, very. Tangled, and you know just. There they, didn't really. Organize. It too well. But. The. Reason I'm saying this is because when. I was in Thailand, there was way, more wires. Like, 20. Times the, amount of wires you'd see right now but in. Thailand, from my experience, in Bangkok, they're. All organized. The wires are like nice and needs, they're. All straightened, out and bundled nicely. What. Is going on here. Old. Buildings. Old, walls. Yeah. So. Why. Might be talking about this oh yeah. Wires huh. Yeah. So that was just my little. Train of thought there while walking, wires. In Vietnam. Not. As much as Thailand. But. More chaotic here than Thailand Thailand is very organized, I. Heard. It sound like kpop back there. Man. There are so, many phone numbers stenciled. And stamped, on these walls. And in. A previous video, I did a long time ago about a year ago after. I first moved to Hanoi I did. A video where. There's. A lot of these phone numbers on.
The. Walls and I. Didn't, know what they were and people, were asking in the comments like what is that what is that all about because, it's everywhere and, people. Are saying it's like, demolition. Or, construction. Companies advertising. There's. So many different numbers. But. I mean it's kind of sad because it's everywhere. Like. Even a nice building someone you know stamped, it with their phone number and business, name. It's kind of sad, I've. Seen it on, natural. Objects, too like rocks and trees. And. It's. Kind of a shame there's, like no respect. But. The, other half. Of it. Is. You. Know if you get kind. Of like a cool texture, of. Colors. And stuff on these walls so yeah. Where, am i this is crazy this alley. It's. Like the neverending alley. Look. Up. Narrow. The gap is. But. Seriously, like what. Where, does this pop out. Man. I feel like I'm in a an. Air-conditioned. Hallway. Check. This out. Balcony. Is like touching the next building. Well. Really, dark, do. People live right here yep. The answer is probably yes and they're probably all that work. All. Right feel like I'm getting closer to a main road. Yeah, there we go. Little restaurants, and shops right here in this, entranceway. That's law this way. Buildings across the street just, amazing. Back, home, so. I'm. Gonna cross the street at some point I'm gonna walk in the shade right now but there's. An alley or a street, on, that side that. Connects. Back over to behind the Hanoi railway, station, and then, I can walk home. So it's kind of like a giant, Hulu, if you're, curious literally. Where I walked I'm, gonna have a google map link. In. The description, box and. You guys can check out you. Can follow this exact, route if you wanted to. So I do have to check my map on my phone, real quick while I'm walking. Just double-check where that little side road is. It's coming up. It's coming up. So, alley 98. As if this heli. Hold on let me check. Okay so. I go down this alley it connects, to the alley. To about home security, there's, just like barbed wire crammed, into the window for him and it's, just been there for so long. Completely. Rusted together. It's. Quiet, back here. I. Hope. This is not a dead end. According. To the map, this. Alley is the alley that I need to go. It's. A small shrine right here. Very, tiny. Okay. Yeah perfect, this. Is exactly. Where I wanted to go. So. It pops out on this one, street back here. If. I go to, the right it's. Gonna take me all the way to the train station, behind, it. Oh. And she's cooking up some wings huh, on this path as fish, it seems a cat. Thought, it was Bonita but it's just fish. Which. Is a grilled pork. This, place is pretty cool this. Is a beer hall on the left side where, those plastic, stools, I'm sorry plastic chairs and tables are my. Friend Jeff and I we drank a few beers here before it's, very chill lots. Of people watching. Yeah. So I think it's probably around 12:30, maybe a little after and, this, is the time you know everyone's already eaten their food and now they're chilling they're gonna drink coffee, those. Other. Guys are gonna just be drinking beer. Probably. Go back to work I'm, gonna assume they're wearing business. Clothing. It's the little cart, vendor for children, children.
Slippers, Toys, balloons. Now, if you come to Hanoi you definitely have. To go to the old quarter, that, is like the main place. To visit, when. You come to Hanoi but I. Also, love, this, like, I'm. Far an old quarter. And get the real like, backstreet. Action. Veggie, stand. It's a florist. But. It's funny of those are. Pick flowers. Dougy. Tsingtao. What, are you doing it's, so hot you need to go in the shade. Under this place. That's a public restroom, for. Men numb. The. Women that's. A public restroom. I'm, gonna have to come back here with my, my. Camera, to take photos I. Didn't. Bring it this time just because, trying. To show this to you guys on video. But. I saw some really interesting things back there that I wanted to take a photo of. But. Not with my cell phone. I need. To upgrade my cellphone actually hit camera. Is kind of outdated there's, a speck of dust under, the lens that I could not clean it's. Been there for well over a, year, and a half at least. I think. We're right on the backside of the Hanoi railway, station, these, shops are. Like. The back of the shop is where the train, station is. Sounds, like a printing, machine back there. With a bakery. Like industrial laundry machine. There's, a beer hall. It. Seems kind of nice and cool. There's. A bunch of ducks and pigeons, in that, coop right there. Guaranteed. They, will be eaten later. It's like rice, plate lunch you can choose like veggies. Meats. Like. All kinds of stuff, it's. Like buffet style plate lunch, yeah. So this is the back of the train station. Yeah, we're, gonna keep going this way. This, place has a lot of birds a lot of bird cages I. See. It Japanese, WiDi. They're. All Japanese why does. There's. More, and. Their windows right there and. On this shop, small. Little cafe. I don't. Know what these buildings, are but they definitely look, old. I wonder, if it was like an office or. The, train station. That's, my guess cuz it's painted the same color. And. It's right behind it. Admin. Building. A lot. Of these. Storefronts. Are just condemned. Or something like shut down or abandoned, there's like broken glass and just crap. Inside. Check, out all these plants on, these balconies. Beautiful. Very. Lush. Lunch spot. Okay. And we've, popped out here. My. Latest walking, video the one before this the, sealian, market, is, actually just right over there and, I. Want to say that, Street is in that video that I made so. Let's. Walk up just a little bit further than I'll end the video and, then just to show you this is oh well, if you can't see the trains but, that is the train station in there, and. Here's a giant beer hall and. A lot of trash in the foreground. Here. Drilling up wins. Huh. Oh that. Breeze can. You hear it in the mic the wind blowing it. Feels wonderful. The backside, was. A ticket office. I could, see like that white building across the way there's. Another one in the distance those are all like on. My block or. I'm sorry one. Block away from my house. All. Right guys that was it. If you're curious about the sealian market where. I filmed, before this video make, sure to check out the link above or in the description box down below if, you have any comments, or questions about, this walk about where I went you. Can check out the google map link, ask. Me the questions down, below in the comment section and I'll definitely, reply, and. Yeah. I'm. Excited to do more walking videos now that the weather is cooling down so. I'll see you guys in the next video take, care bye.