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Dogs in Sweaters, Vietnam edition

Jodi Ettenberg Legal nomads

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.

Most tourists down think of Vietnam as cold, but during winter months Hanoi certainly fits the bill. It was close to 32F when I was there in the colder months, which meant one thing: bundling up.

And not just the people either: the dogs also found themselves dressed up to face the day.

Two particularly adorable mutts from the streets of Hanoi. Homemade sweater on the first one, too – the owner was knitting a second one when I stopped to take a photo!

dog in hanoi

 

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Street Coffee in Saigon

Jodi Ettenberg Legal nomads

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.

We’ve written about egg coffee in Hanoi, but this photo from around my apartment in Saigon illustrates why the coffee culture in Vietnam is so compelling to visitors. Colourful pitchers of freshly brewed coffee (in the Vietnamese filter, of course) on the side of the street, waiting to be consumed.  It’s a regular occurrence for most residents, but if never failed to make me smile. It’s always the little things!

Street Coffee in Saigon

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Vegetable vendors, Hanoi-style

Jodi Ettenberg Legal nomads

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.

One of the fun things to see in Vietnam (and elsewhere in Asia) is how incredibly piled-up the bicycles and motorcycles are, packed high with whatever vendors are selling. During Lunar new year, people were transporting big kumquat trees across town on bicycles and motorbikes, and in Hanoi I spotted this fabulous bicycle full of vegetables, as tightly-squeezed as I’ve ever seen. Love!

-Jodi

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