Upon our arrival in Hanoi, we were picked up at the airport. Via a wide well-developed highway we drive towards the city center.
The flat land of the delta is partial only 1 to 3 m above the sea-level. Therefore it is heavily endangered by the climate change.
Already since the 11th century one built ponds here, which are are up to 40 m wide. The river bed lies partly above the surrounding country.
Here, 45% of the land is used agriculturally. In most parts one cultivates rice.
The style of the houses is very distinctive. On small plots you see three storey houses. Usually they have no windows on the side walls, so that the neighboring house can be directly attached.
One seldom sees individual houses. Mostly the houses are arranged in little villages. The fields are at the edges of the villages, so the way from home to the fields is very short.
On the outskirts of Hanoi, we have observed how farmers brought their vegetables directly from the fields to nearby restaurants.
Via the modern Nhat Tan bridge we reach the southern bank of the Red River.
The relatively broad road on a dike leads directly to the tourist center of Hanoi. We stay at the Paradise Hotel in Hang Bac street.
We allow ourselves an hour to watch the traffic. Here we noticed that it is completely unnecessary, that a family with 2 or 3 little children owns 2 cars. A scooter is also sufficient. In addition, our municipal authorities could save many traffic lights if one takes Hanoi as an example.
Furthermore, in our country are too many vans and trucks on the road. A motor scooter would also be sufficient. We hope that German “over-regulators”, transportation experts and politician get gray hair at the sight of these pictures 🙂
However, we still have seen potential for improvement in Hanoi, too. One could introduce horns for pedestrians.
Already on the first day we are amazed to see three Bentleys in Hanoi – and this in a communist country.
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