First glimpses of the old town in Hanoi you could be mistaken for thinking you've just stepped in to a time warp. If it wasn't for the cars and motorbikes that is. Hanoi's managed to keep its authentic oriental vibe of old in a new world. Its a busy city bursting at the bit with life. Here is a series of photos that I hope conveys the chaos, grittiness, beauty and all round enjoyment that is Hanoi.