Chaos at the Hanoi Flower Market at Tet

Usually the flower market is only really happening in the very early morning before dawn. In the days before Tet it becomes a hive of activity around the clock as everyone descends on their motorbikes trying to buy those final bouquets of chrysanthemums, gladiolus, roses, orchids, and peach blossom trees. It was too busy and prices probably so inflated that I left empty handed. A travesty for a flower lover. Tala survived, but was displeased about the rather slimy conditions she had to trudge through…

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