The bat cave on acid
Trip Start Dec 28, 2004
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hanoi has been interesting. i would say that there is a bit of an underlying ummm resentment towards americans. the first question in any asian country is "where are u from?" this is the only place where when i say american i get a blank stare or moderately well concealed dislike. not from everyone mind you but from quite a few people.
went to ho chi mihns mausoleum the other day. the building is about as ascetic as a brick shit house but they do a marvelous job with the corpse. during my traipsing about the city i came across a largish pond in a residential neighborhood that....believe it or not......had a giant chunk of a B-52 half submerged in it. the pictures will be forth coming. hanoi is definitely the weirdest of the cities...i mean its nice in the usual french boulevard kind of way but its hard not to imagine the drone of bombers overhead. when i see the old people walking about town i always think "man i bet theyve seen some shit".
quote of the day from a tour guide talkng about when the war was finally over,........"communism good for 2 month (long pause) but then we get VERY hungry"