Having a finger lickin’ good time in the Old Quarter in Hanoi, Vietnam, Southeast Asia

Having a finger lickin’ good time in the Old Quarter in Hanoi, Vietnam, Southeast Asia

Having a finger lickin’ good time in the Old Quarter in Hanoi, Vietnam, Southeast Asia

I took this photo from the second floor of a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) in the Old Quarter of Hanoi in Vietnam.

If you look across the way you will spot the City View Cafe. I was there on a previous evening drinking a Hanoi Beer and photographing (two of my favorite pastimes) the traffic down below during the blue hour.

Click here to find out how to do the Hanoi Hustle!

It was then I notice the Kentucky Fried Chicken across the street. I love Vietnamese food (especially Pho noodles), but at that point in my journey (I had been in Southeast Asia for four months) my American taste buds were craving for a high fat, greasy, heart attack inducing meal. You know your basic American diet.

Navigating Hanoi’s traffic is akin to a dance. Cars, taxis, buses, trucks, motorbikes and pedestrians all work in harmony to navigate the city’s traffic circles, narrow alley ways and boulevards. The best way to describe Hanoi’s traffic is organized chaos.

At first glance, crossing the streets in Hanoi seems like an impossible task. Just take a deep breath, follow the lead of the locals and keep a slow and steady tempo and soon you’ll be join the “chicken” on the other side of the road.

So how do you like your KFC chicken? Original recipe or extra crispy?

Check back for more of my adventures in Vietnam!

Happy Travels!

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Taken on: 10th May, 2012. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See Sam Antonio Photography's page of Flickr

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