I SAW THE TRAIN! at “TRAIN STREET” in Hanoi & Exploring a Local Neighborhood | VIETNAM WALK

I SAW THE TRAIN! at “TRAIN STREET” in Hanoi & Exploring a Local Neighborhood | VIETNAM WALK

Hey what’s up guys, it’s Cory here! And I am going to be doing kind of like a “part 2” to my Train Street video. If you guys haven’t seen that, make sure you guys check out the little icon up here, or the link in the description box down below. In that previous video, I was trying to capture the Train Street, as well as the train coming by. But I was just unlucky, the train never came according to the schedule that I saw online. Anyway, that was on the North side of Hanoi Railway Station, I’m now on the South side. There’s a different street over here and let’s go check it out! So it’s about lunch time, it’s almost 12 o’clock, so everyone is on their lunch break right now. And traffic is a little hectic. So we’ll see if we encounter any actual trains. You can see that yellow wall, and there’s like a dark green gate. That is the south entrance of the Hanoi Railway Station. So the train will either be coming in or out of that gate. And right here, you can see we’re coming up on the railway. Yeah, so this is the tracks here. I’m not sure exactly what time the train’s going to come if it does, but I’m ready. And I’m going to hang out until it does. So let’s go ahead and walk down the little train street alley over this way. And scope out the scene. Wow, this looks more narrow than the other part, the northern end. It’s still really beautiful, though. I’m going to go very slow so you guys can take it all in. So you can see, straight there, in the distance that is the Hanoi Railway Station. I’m not sure if there’s going to be a north-bound or south-bound train, but I’m just going to hang out until a train comes by. There needs to be a train in this video. But let’s go ahead and check out the south tracks here, the south side of Train Street. So you can see some really beautiful homes and other things along here. It seems more narrow than the north side. Definitely.
There’s a nice curve. Can you see the curve? And, oh, look at this old door. And some shutter… window shutters right there. Oh, there’s a bunch of little kitties. Meow meow Meow meow So I’m just going to take my time, I’m going to hang out here as long as I have to. Until I see that train come through here. That’s the mission for today’s video guys. Actual train footage. Oh, there’s a little min-pin, a miniature Pinscher. Hi, are you friendly? Hi, hi hi hi You ok? Oh, it’s all good.
Is that where you live? Ok, I’ll see you later! I just love all these narrow homes lining both sides of the tracks. Let’s cross over. Man, there’s just so much going on up here. There’s laundry, electrical wires, architecture, plants, decay. hehehe All kinds of stuff. Weathering… I like that they put these shutter boards down along here, it seems like several people are doing that. Daily life in Vietnam.
Here in Hanoi. She’s washing cabbage. And there’s a bunch of little outdoor kitchen cookery areas. You can boil water, and other things. We’ve got some kumquat trees right there, poinsettias. You can see some people chilling over here. I think they’re just waiting for the train, too. This length of the train street is actually much shorter than the other one, on the north side. But I kind of actually like this one better. I don’t know, it just seems like there’s more character to this one? I know they both are like pretty awesome. But I don’t know. Maybe it’s because I haven’t been to this side yet. Woah. Check out all these broken oh, those are Bia Hoi cups. They’re all broken and shattered. Create some home security up there. And the backside of these buildings really beautiful! Look at the weathering and decay on this. I know some people think that’s just gross, but to me that’s beautiful. That’s just so nice. Oh, so cute! I love the greenery over here, this is great, look at this. It’s like an amazing garden. Yeah, that is so cool! I don’t really see any food or anything, but I see other businesses like hair salons, back there was kind of like a repair shop. And yeah, so, it seems like those are the kinds of businesses here. This person up here, it looks like they’re sanding some wood. It’s a wood shop. So we’ve reached a neighborhood street. Wow, it looks like a little market down there. We might have to check that out after the train comes. I’m not sure just how far down this goes, but this is pretty much the beginning of just the normal road on the side, like it’s not very narrow, you know? People aren’t living along the side, like right here on the left side. And looking back this way, you can see just how narrow it gets. And then it curves, too. That’s so cool. Right here’s a little gate, that will come down eventually when the train is going to come. Ok, I’m going to head back up towards the northern side of this. And I’ll post up somewhere and just kind of wait. Hope for that train to pass by. Nice branding: “Railway Outfit Store” I don’t see any chickens. Last time, in my other video on the northern side, there was a bunch of hens and some roosters and stuff. I haven’t seen any over here. Woah! See that tree? And then someone’s laundry hanging? There’s the purple pants way in the middle of the alley. Do I hear some ringing? Beeping and ringing? What is that sound? **distant ringing bell sound** I’m trying to keep an ear open for, you know, if the warning bell, that the train’s going to come. Not sure if what I’m hearing is that or something else. Not sure if you guys can hear it in the video. Ok, so as you can see, I’m backtracking and almost back to the beginning of this little mini Train Street over here. Oh you guys! I think we’re in luck! The gate for the Hanoi Railway Station is actually open now, so that means a train is probably going to come pretty soon. Where should I post up? I got to find a good spot. I think it’s going to be coming from the south, going northbound. That’s just my guess. But I think we’re going to see the train real soon. Alright guys, we can here the bell over there by the street where all the traffic is. So the gate came down. And I can hear the train honking from this way. So it’s coming guys! Get ready! Here it comes! There’s a girl standing in the tracks. **loud train honking** Get off the tracks! **loud honking** **honk** **honk** **honk** **honk** **loud train rumbling** Yeahhhh! Man, look how close this is. I can like touch it. Wow! That was cool! It was so close I could literally touch it. hhehehe And then…. traffic.
Right back to normal. Sweeeeet! It went right over those cabbage things over there. They’re drying out in the sun. Is it cabbage? Or mustard greens? I can’t tell. So since this little Train Street here on the southside of the Hanoi Railway Station is just a little bit shorter than the north side, I want to add some more value to this video for you guys. So I’m going to go ahead and do kind of like do a loop around the block. And so there’s some alleys here that we saw earlier, in the video, and I’m going to go down there. It looks like there’s some markets and stuff. So we’ll just check out the local neighborhood and then I’ll end the video. So I’m back here at this crossing. And this is the alley that we saw earlier. And we’re going to go check this out, and just kind of see what the local Vietnamese neighborhood is like back here. It’s nice and shady, which is great. Some eggs. There’s some pork over there. It might be kind of disturbing for many to see raw meat out like this, unrefrigerated, but this is how they do it in Vietnam. And I buy my meat like that here (in Vietnam), and I’ve never been sick. You know, if it looks bad or smells bad, I definitely don’t buy it. But a lot of the stuff is pretty fresh. What does she got here? Little fishies. Roses. Different fruits. I know I say this a lot in my videos about Hanoi, but the reason why I like it, it’s just this old vibe, the old architecture, and the…. yeah! Just everything! Look at this, it’s just so cool. There’s some alleys down there. I’m going to go back this way. This is going north towards the train station. Wow, look at all these plants on people’s balconies, really nice. This is cool, I’m going to have to come back here. Because my house is not too far from here. I didn’t know this was all back up in here. Man, it’s such a beautiful day! It’s sunny and check out this tree! It’s growing all over the side of the building. The purple/pink flower is blooming. Very cool. I love that people just hang their clothes to dry right on the electric wires. There’s a lot of street food back here too. Looks like Bún chả Yep, grilled pork patties, with Bún, the rice noodles. Unfortunately I’m not hungry. I ate before I came out here, so I’m actually still kind of full. But I will come by here and check out some stuff and maybe make a proper food video. Oooh, it’s bún đậu (rice noodles and fried tofu) I like that. Wow. I’m glad I found this alley. Just look at how high this is. So many apartments. Ooooh, here’s Bánh cuốn. Yummy! It’s pretty narrow between these buildings here, you can see. But we’ve see narrower, in previous VIETNAM WALK videos, some of the buildings are almost touching. And it looks like right here we’re back out to the main road. Alright guys, that’s it for this walking video of the Train Street plus the little market, little alley here. connected to the train street. So if you guys are ever coming down to this area, make sure you check my info box, the description box down below. I’m going to have a Google Shortlink for you guys. With a map to this location, so if you’re wanting to come here yourself, all that info is down below. I hope you guys enjoyed this video, please give it a thumbs up. Please subscribe if you haven’t already! And I’ll see you in some future videos, here in Hanoi. Bye!!!

100 Replies to “I SAW THE TRAIN! at “TRAIN STREET” in Hanoi & Exploring a Local Neighborhood | VIETNAM WALK”

  1. That was an amazing video!!! Thank you for helping me not judge and just see the beauty. I have only seen a few of your videos but looking forward to watching more of your work. There is a quality of charm and genuineness about you that is beautiful.

  2. Beautiful day – happy video. Was so hoping you were going to get a snack at the end. Next time, find something snack able lol :-). Thanks Cory!!

  3. Really enjoyed this as a follow on to the last one! Surprised how close the train was and how long it is, surely like 20 carriages? Lol.

  4. This was fantastic to watch. So glad you came back to watch the train. Your videos make me want to visit Vietnam even more!

  5. Hey Cory!
    I tuned in again~ I was going to just lurk but this time. Instead I laughed right before you laughed @ 4:12 b/c of the situation with the wires and the clothes and felt the need to comment. It's insane omg! I would be terrified. On a slightly different note though. I'm not trying to glorify their situation (if they are indeed poverty stricken), but I love skinny houses too. Most of them catch my attention, from the weathered, sun bleached, I've-seen-better-days look that seems common to Hanoi through your lenses to the polished, upscale ones that you see in central Amsterdam.

  6. Awesome video. However, as I watched the scene I can't help wondering how tough it is for them to make a good living.

  7. You’re the best Cory, reminds me of the day I used to living right beside the train track like this in VN. Thank you for the wonderful memories…
    Can you do one in Hai Phong please, that where I used to live. Thanks in advance 😊

  8. Love these kind of videos Cory. Very cool experience. The train goes faster than I thought it would. Love the back alleys as well. Fun video to watch! 😎✌🏽

  9. Iove ur videos much ☺️☺️☺️
    I think u should make a walking video about "chợ giời" or " chợ Hoà Bình" in Hanoi, it's the biggest street market in Vietnam, and very interesting 🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻

  10. The train tracks seems to be the most peaceful place in Hanoi. People just let their pets, dogs, cats, chickens and vegetables out in the train tracks without any supervision. I wonder what happens to the chickens who had sex on the train tracks on the north side train street. Did they die happy?
    But that little alleyway at the end had so many activities and sights and sounds to behold. You can never get bored just by walking alone.

  11. Wow! that train going by so close to where people live and work, it's pretty scary and cool at the same time.

  12. I enjoyed railroad part 1 and also now part 2. I can’t imagine what’s like to live right by the railroad, very interesting all the green plants, trees and clothes hanging on the tree, cabbages dry on the railroad track and the train went right over….how crazy is that….but life seems very normal for the people that live around there. Great video, thanks Cory.

  13. the wire work is crazy.i would imagine some utility theft is in effect.just too much chaos in the lines man.more cool observations

  14. There is a local posting10 mins later re: missing a purple pant and 3 thongs😂. Please return if anyone see them ASPA. Reward includes a hug and hand shake.

  15. Finally!! It is good that the train came haha, do you think trains in Vietnam are quite long? I used to get on trains to travel a lot with my Dad when I was a kid, I still remember that trains in Vietnam are really long! Btw, I just saw you by chance in Alex Ninja's page. You know all youtubers in Vietnam LMAO

  16. Love your videos. Please do a video on buying raw meat and making a meal. Even though I'm in USA and a neat freak (but not germaphobe) when I travel I eat street food. Never been sick.

  17. Great video, thanks, Cory..I'd like to see some people watching videos, just like the ones you used to do in South Korea…And please pick a good spot, preferably where the sexy chicks hang out…..lol

  18. Beautiful day for a walk in a colorful and peaceful neighborhood. As to the train, if that derailed, that would make one hell of a mess. Also, I don't know why, but I kept expecting you to look up and we'd see James Bond in a fight with someone on top of the moving train…. I know, I'm an idiot. All of those cables and power lines would set my OCD off big time. 🙂

  19. why hanoi? i wanna meet girls and party once a week. is saigon better? pus the beach life. hanoi seems to traditional

  20. Cory – Another GREAT wander video. Truly, my favorite videos that you do. I enjoy the food videos as well, but this shows the treasures that the local culture provides by experiencing Hanoi as seen through your lense. I get more excited to experience it myself each time I see videos such as this. Keep 'em coming!

  21. Okay.No chicken sex this time and we finally got to see the train up-close.For a second there, I thought the train was going to make a quick stop.The houses didnt shake and everything didnt drop to the ground as the train passed by, right?

  22. I like the way you described things, and your English is so clear, learnt a lot from your videos! Keep going and telling stories💪🍺🍢

  23. What an awesome video! Your so lucky to experience the day to day life in other countries! Wish i did this before i had kids and a family!

  24. Love ,love these videos! Easy to put yourself there. Well done! My eta for arriving is still 9-10 months off and I have days where I think "what the heck am I doing" then watch these videos and the panic goes away😂. Fab Corey!

  25. Hey corey, just found you lol. I love the videos of your top deck apartment and of your neighborhood. Very nice. Always wondered what it looked liked there. Thank you for all the time that you put into these videos. Very nice. Wishing you the best from Bethlehem pa

  26. Hi Corey, So I just watched the video tour of your apartment there in Hanoi, which was really cool. I probably could get the answer to my question by watching more of your videos (Which I will do ), but why are you there in Hanoi, and what do you do for a living?

  27. I was curious about the crime out there, like in the States walking around an alley, near the tracks, generally isn’t the safest place for a leisurely stroll. It really looks so nice and peaceful there. You have inspired us to take a trip and are planning now, gonna go to Hanoi, can’t wait!

  28. Very nice video.

    The meat in Vietnam is so tasty, and fresh.
    I'm from Denmark and the meat here has to hang for 21 days before it will be sold.

    Going to Vietnam in 3 months. 🙂

  29. Good video Cory. I remember when I was living & working in VN from 2002 – 2012, to the Europeans, these alleys are no big deal, reminds them of the old neighbors full of small shops and eateries back home. For the Aussies, Canadians and Americans, it was really "scary" and sinister looking. Tell you what though, there must be some really good eating at awesome price in those alleys, that's for sure. Have you taken any sidewalk haircut and shaving yet?

  30. I love the houses in Vietnam, what is the cost of the narrow houses, three story that are shown in many of your beautiful video? thanks beautiful

  31. Thank you Cory for sharing your video!!! It was awesome and amazing the train was really close, and yes the markets was really cool, i'm like you, i liked to explored the alley where the people stay and work… triple thumbs up!!!! You're very patient and hope to see you soon!!!!😁😁

  32. In Saigon there's also a train street from Saigon railway station to Go Vap railways station. If you have chance going to Saigon, you definitely should go and explore it!

  33. I can confirmed what Cory said is truth. I was there last week and the train came at about 11.50am. So be there at least 30mins early before 12pm. Thanks to Cory I was able to get a cool video of the incoming train.

  34. I have been to the north train street. I did not know about the south side which does look to be not as wide as the north side. How far from the end of the bridge it the south side train street?

  35. The circular train ride in Yangon is very interesting. Lots of greenery, paddy fields and tons of markets and it takes 3 hours!!!.

  36. Thank you very much, I was there 26 years ago and never saw any signs of a train crossing the city, now I have to back sometime ;-( 😉

    I watched my pictures and I think I have been on that train from Hai Phong to Hanoi, but it was late and never noticed we were that close the houses.

  37. You would not expect it to be this clean and….quiet …well until the train roaring thru! Nice video.

  38. 12:20 son españoles(and if you ask what they were saying)/they are talking about the train and live stuff

  39. You are such a nice person. I like you seen and comment every detail. Well done. 👍🏻😊
    I'll be in 1 week there, so the train arrive at 12 and not at 3:30 pm, right ??

  40. If there are any cafes or anything like that along the street, then you should go inside, I am so curious to see how the inside of some of these places look.

  41. do you know what the gate/door is to your left is at 4:41? does it lead to an apartment building or something like that? It looks old and abandoned

  42. Love this kind of video… could you please show us a more high end area vs. the low income one. I am curious of the difference

  43. That's the grooviest place on Earth Cory. I liked the additional side alley tour after the train but I was wanting to see you follow the tracks onward after the houses became only on the rightside.

  44. Really like this video. The only problem is the never ending, interupting commericals that keep breaking in every 2 minutes or so; very distracting but really your work here. I'll protest by boycotting every product in these ads. Wish I was back there in the big H.

  45. That gauge is ridiculously narrow for the size of the train. I'm surprised they don't just topple off the tracks at the first bend.

  46. Excellent video! I watched it from the beginning to the end, Loved it. I would love to see more.. 🙂🤟👍

  47. Have watched them both…………always wanted to take that train as I grew up on Pullman cars growing up in Chicago (father worked for Pullman) and spent three years in I corps and watched and flew over those trains from 65-71 and never got the chance to ride between Danang and Hue through the Hai Van Pass

  48. I went to this place on the day 30/04/2019. Thanks for sharing. Greetings from Vietnam

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