Our house is located in a maze of alleyways near the main pagoda or temple in the Tay ho (or Westlake) district of Hanoi. It was new when we moved in and totally empty. We also moved in about two weeks before our stuff was delivered, so at first it felt a bit like camping.
Now we are mostly unpacked and the place is transforming from an empty shell into our home. It's a lovely place, with big windows and lots of space and light. This makes me feel simultaneously lucky and sickeningly overprivileged - a state of mind that describes many of my feelings about living here.
Anyway, here are some photos:
|View from the rooftop|
|We thought this was a durian tree, but apparently its a jackfruit.|
|View from the front door.|
|I love the big windows in the loungeroom.|
|Home office - bit more space than my little cupboard in Melbourne.|
(Paul's desk is on the other side of the room, just out of shot)