Hobbies of Hanoia��s old people

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Walking, riding bicycle, singing, chanting poems or playing chess are among the hobbies of old people in Hanoi.

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Old people walk on the pavement of Hoang Quoc Viet road at nearly 6am.

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They take a rest after walking for one hour around Nghia Do Lake.A� “We can see people at our age here to share our stories.
Moreover, we can breathe fresh air and improve our health,a�? said Mr. Hanh, 83.

Mr. Trinh, 84, is reading the Tales of Kieu, a famous by great poet Nguyen Du, on the bank of Thien Quang Lake. Trinh said his largest pleasure is Nguyen Dua��s poem. He rides a bycicle from his home to Thien Quang Lake to see his friends every afternoon.

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Ms. Vu Thi Chung, 88, spreads rice for sparrows under the foot of a bo tree on Tran Nhan Tong road at 3pm everyday. She has done this for nearly six years.a�?Birds are our friends and Ia��m their best friend. I live alone so these birds are my pleasure,a�? she said.

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Mr. Nguyen Van Hop, 70, enjoys himself with chess after a working day. He is a bicycle repairman. He only wishes to be healthy to not bother his wife and daughter.

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Members of the Hanoi Veterantsa�� Cycling Club take a rest after pedaling for two hours around the West Lake. The club has around 40 members from 40 to over 80 years old.

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Mr. Hoang Xuan Linh, 70, a retired university lecturer, spends two hours a day to play ball