Hanoi is full and bursting at the seams. Vendors without stores wheeled or carried their full inventories.
People filled the shops and overflowed out into the streets. Shops never seemed large enough, crammed with merchandise floor to ceiling. Old elegant buildings deteriorated badly but are still used.
We noted the challenges to Hanoi’s utilities in trying to keep up with growth.
When the fullness started to be overwhelming, we found moments to restore a bit of serenity.