Back on the (silk) Road

New Year in a pair of ancient, Silk Road cities...

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Hanoi, and the beauty in small things

Tran Quoc pagoda, Hanoi

Hanoi might genuinely be one of the few cities I've lived in where the sum of the parts is truly greater than the whole. Generally, Hanoi gets quite a bad press from a lot of western tourists; it's too polluted, the weather is temperamental and goes from one extreme to another, and most of all, the nightlife is incomparable to that of Saigon.