The Antique Market

A hidden gem only open on weekends, the Hanoi antique market is teeming with nostalgic Vietnamese goods from a bygone era…  The fog was exceptionally dense and the air unreasonably chilly by Hanoi “standards” when I arrived at Alley 456 on Hoang Hoa Tham early one Saturday. A steaming hot beverage from the Lu Tra Quan tea shop situated besides the alleyway would have done wonders to warm and soothe my frigid bones, but tea was not the reason I had ventured this far into the Ba Dinh District. Instead, my destination was what lay in the dark void...

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