I wasn’t in Hanoi long before I realized “sidewalks” is a misnomer. “Beside walk” or “alongside walk” would be far more accurate, because THAT is what you do.
Although it LOOKED like one, this wasn’t a parade. They were just getting from point A to point B, and making MY point!
The old quarter is quite crowded, and the Vietnamese are very industrious, so every square inch is utilized.
Whoever manufactures those plastic stools must be incredibly rich. They were everywhere!