Friday, July 8, 2011

Show me some skin!

The past weeks in Hanoi have been hot. When it's not raining, the sun is out. And that means that girls need to cover up every single inch of their bodies. They don't want their fair skins to tan, do they? So they have found a perfect solution: when they ride their motorbikes they wear special thin hooded jackets with extra long sleeves that cover their hands. How come no one in Indonesia came up with that?!

The men however are quite laidback here (or as my cooking teacher in Hoi An said "Vietnamese men no good! They are lazy, just hang around the coffee shop all day") and like to feel the breeze on their bare skin. It doesn't really matter where you are, there's always a guy with his shirt lifted somewhere near. Not a very pretty sight.