A beautiful walk through the chaos of a festival in Hanoi.
There are three types of people at festivals: those who work, those who play, and those who people watch.
A woman douses her festival fruits with sugar, chili and salt.
The kitsch needed to celebrate Mid-Autumn: masks, lanterns, noise-makers, drums, moon stars and Uncle Ho.
Food vendors must compete for attention.
The Old Quarter delights and suffocates.
Look up! A deep blue sky fades into a pink dusk. Radiant lanterns float in the trees. Bubbles whirl through the flow of the streets. People chant under a large red moon. These hypnotic whimsies distract from more important things on the ground.
A crowd inches along Hang Ma, Lantern Street, like oozing lava.
Bo Bia is a thin pancake with honeycomb, coconut fibers and sesame seeds. Buy one to try…
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