“So this is Hanoi.” As far as he was concerned, “it might as well have been Mumbai or Kolkata. Similar leafy streets. Same damp weather! The act of breathing makes one sweat.”
He was riding pillion on Manoj’s scooter, his friend and colleague.
“Helmet here is mandatory,” Manoj handed him one, “traffic rules are enforced.“
“May be one difference from Mumbai.”
“Looking at the cars and store fronts, who could tell this was a communist country a few decades before.”
“Yes, this country has opened his door to foreign investment.”
“How is our business? I heard things are not all that great!”
“Management issues! You are here now, you will see first hand.”
Let us have lunch at my place. You shall meet a few people from work, informally. First we brief you, then we shall chalk out your meeting agenda and plan to see Angkor wat.
Word count: 148
This story is an attempt to write a fiction up to 150 words inspired by the photo prompt “What Pegman Saw”. This week Pegman takes us to Hanoi, Vietnam.
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