Estelea's Blog

French proud Mum and wife, restless explorer and doer freshly landed in Hanoi. One Attila in each arm, I am exploring the “kids friendly” corners of the region, while trying to keep some room for Me.

Lost in time in Vietnam

I like science fiction and I love time travel. For this too, I am blessed to be in Hanoi.

Wherever you’re wandering, there will be this akward moment where you feel lost. In time.

Wondering for a split second if you are still in the 21rst century; or just a time traveler tourist of the future who just landed a few decades ago?


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And then a little detail will remind you in which century you really are:



9 comments on “Lost in time in Vietnam

  1. Britta
    June 21, 2018

    I often felt like this in Thailand, too. Southeast Asia is such a special place in the world!

    • estelea
      June 22, 2018

      True ! I sometimes change the colors of the pics and turn them into sepia. If there were no motorbike racing in the background, I could easily believe I have landed in the 19th century … How are you dear? X

      • Britta
        June 28, 2018

        I’m well! Enjoying summertime and continuing to practice mindfulnes and yoga daily!

      • estelea
        July 1, 2018

        👏🏻 bravo sweet yogini !

  2. TheFiestaPlanner
    August 18, 2018

    Love the photos! Any tips for Hanoi? We are going there this fall, and we don´t have a lot of time seeing (2 days), so If you have any must do attractions it would be greatly appreciated 🙂

    • estelea
      August 19, 2018

      Yes ! Check my post on visiting Hanoi with the Hanoi kids. I did it many times and they are awesome 🙂 but try to book in advance and follow up. They are getting pretty busy.
      Food wise: check Duong 2 in the old quarter and especially order the Vietnamese pancake ….
      Best vege experience: uudam chai
      And you need to try the famous egg coffee in the old quarter!

      Will you be there on WE?

  3. paulliverstravels
    August 25, 2018

    I’ve had that experience in Hanoi, Nanjing, and Exeter. Seeing such old and new buildings so close together reminds me how relatively young the USA is.

    • estelea
      August 27, 2018

      Indeed ! And this is part of the beauty of traveling isnt it? To make you change perspectives and see home from a far broader angle .. Are you living in Hanoi ?

      • paulliverstravels
        September 1, 2018

        Yes, assuming nothing goes wrong with my VISA renew this coming weekend. I’m something of a worry wort so I always imagine things going wrong (and they usually don’t, of course).

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