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Is another trip to Hanoi in order?

Since being in Egypt, J and I have often tried to determine if Cairo is noisier than Hanoi, Vietnam or Tirana, Albania.  When we arrived in Hanoi a couple of years ago, I dubbed it Hanoi(se) and declared it the noisiest city I had ever been to.  We then spent two months in Albania, our apartment located at a busy intersection, and after rereading my  first post about that experience, I see I declared the city loud, but not as loud as Hanoi. So, we have that.  

Now, down to Cairo and Hanoi.  I'm pretty sure the horn-honking was worse in Hanoi, but there seems to be more overall noise here between the cast-off collecters' shouts, the hollering, the gas-bottle-sellers hammering on their bottles with wrenches, the horns, calls to prayers, etc.

Only another trip to Hanoi will help me be sure...


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frigg
Nov. 23rd, 2012 05:08 pm (UTC)
mnfaure
Nov. 25th, 2012 01:08 pm (UTC)
Ha! Funny but I would never have thought Madrid was loud like that (have never been), but I wouldn't have considered NYC as being "up there" on the noise chart. It didn't strike me as that loud.

Just goes to show that it depends on where you are in a city and when...
khiemtran
Nov. 23rd, 2012 09:20 pm (UTC)
If it's that close between Cairo and Hanoi, I can confidently say that Saigon (HCMC) would kick Cairo's butt...
mnfaure
Nov. 25th, 2012 01:06 pm (UTC)
And the award for the noisiest city goes to...
Yeah, one thing I remember upon commenting on the noise in Hanoi was that someone assured me HCMC was even louder.
asakiyume
Nov. 24th, 2012 11:53 pm (UTC)
I think you ought to get the manufacturer of a decibel meter to sponsor your travels to ALL the noisy cities.
mnfaure
Nov. 25th, 2012 01:04 pm (UTC)
LOL

I actually don't think I"m the right one for that job. I wouldn't enjoy it very much. :P
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