"The home of HCM" Hanoi by DSwede
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While Ho Chi Minh City may be a thriving city, Hanoi is the beat heart of Vietnam. Being the home of Uncle Ho and his movements, Hanoi has embodied those principles. There are countless monuments, museums and tributes, as well as the eternal resting place of Uncle Ho himself.
On the other hand, Hanoi still has one foot in the more distant past, with the old quarter, the Citadel and the waterways, there is a living breath of the past colonial days. There are vestiges of the French during their occupation and the markets are busy with vendors and hawkers selling their goods as they have for hundreds of years.
- Pros:Transportation and food is easy, cheap and good.
- Cons:The city never stops. Noise, pollution, traffic, etc.
- In a nutshell:Vestige ties still exist to both the colonial days and to Uncle Ho's days.
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