Hanoi – the capital and second biggest city in Vietnam, racing to make up for time lost during the war. Endless layers of history – Frenchy cathedrals, villas and boulevards; Chinese pagodas and temples; hectic and always busy Old Quarter; Modern architecture giving a way to skyscrapers. Give the way to scooters!
To be honest, we were really waiting for the day we go to George Town. Kuala Lumpur was just too much about shopping malls and skyscrapers for us. We finally hit the port and it gave us cosy feeling. The movie set-like mishmash of the city’s buildings and people is impressive and attractive. Western style skyscrapers and shopping malls gleaming above British Raj-era architecture, Chinese temples, mosques, street art, street food.