Hanoi aka Motorcycle City
Trip Start Dec 07, 2004
21Trip End Ongoing
We have been in Hanoi for 4 days, and leave tomorrow morning for the next port of call. The Vietnamese food is far better than Chinese, and we also are having our fair share of western cuisine, and loving it.
We saw Uncle Ho's corpse (that's Ho Chi Minh to you) in his mausoleum (which is much like Fort Knox, except there's a body, not gold), a few museums, war ruins, pagodas, the famous Hanoi Water Puppets (very cool), etc. This city is FULL of motorcycles - it's taken us a few days to figure out how to cross the street without getting plowed down. We've taken a bunch of moto rides around the city, and the occasional cyclo. Suzanne's tried her hand at making a living in the local commerce -- see photo.
That's all for now - we finally go to the coast tomorrow, and some much-needed sun, with some luck.
Hope all is well,
Suzanne & Roger