The first thing anyone notices when they first arrive is the traffic, it's only after living here a year that I noticed that there are in fact many trees in town, whereas for the past twelve months I've been so focused on not being killed either by a speeding vehicle or by falling deep into a manhole carefully disguised by a pile of rubbish that I never had the opportunity to look around me.
If your new to Hanoi crossing the road without clutching someone else's hand and closing your eyes can be a little hard, especially if you're used to a country where people don't drive on the pavement so here's a video created by some teenagers for you to watch all about crossing the road…
Now that you've laughed a little, take a look at these pictures I snapped on a recent walk (albeit and extremely long one) into the town center. It's really hard to capture the speed and the noise of the horns in these pictures however hopefully I'll look at these in ten years’ time when people drive in one direction only and wonder whether it was ever really like how it is today.
I took this one with the movement setting on my camera.
I hope you liked these artistic shots of traffic, it's changing all the time so you'll probably see many more of my pictures in future!