Winter is coming to Hanoi with an early squall of rain and cold wind straight to the bones. The streets are so quiet and all businesses are slow but people have started to dress up. Pyjamas have disappeared, replaced by long jackets and colourful jumpers. People are again using blue plastic condoms for the rain and sometimes you can see someone with a plastic bag or a piece of paper on their head instead of a rain coat.
I don't think the cold weather in Hanoi is the same as other places in the world because the humidity makes the temperature seem much colder. A really good thing to do is wear lots of clothes, sit in front of Cafe Nang, have a hot coffee, watch people wandering around and make some silly comments.