I'm in Hanoi and it's embarrassing.
I recall being in Torun, Poland and having the same thought.
It's an embarrassment of riches.
I'm in shock each time I go out. I'd classify it like this.
- Short streets, of about 60m each
- Truncated intersections, so four shopfronts face into the centre of the intersection
- Tall and skinny builidngs of no more than 5 metres in width
- An independent retailer in the ground floor of each building
For example, I saw one street which had a about twenty hardware shops only, each about 3-metres wide. As I drove past I began to quiver.
Photos wouldn't do it justice at this stage.