|My 1st authentic PHO!|
Still fighting an acky head cold, but ever so relieved to *finally* be here in my new adopted home.
Stray bits 'n pieces:
I now have my itinerary nailed down for the next 8 days here in the North. It pays to do the digital research as I knew what things should cost. So when bartering w/ the hotel for Ha Long Bay tours, train reservations to Sapa, and plane to Saigon, I was able to strike a good bargain for all. Special kudos to "David" at the Rising Dragon - ever so helpful and I believe his recommendations will prove excellent.
|Street view from in front of my hotel|
(TECHNO ACK NOTE: Much seems to be haywire here - can access Twitter and this blog but not Facebook (compliments of the Great Fire Wall) . Might have to use an intermediary to post on fb for me once in awhile - until I can figure out how to disguise my IP address. Also, I seem to have lost a bunch of my iPod apps in the translation/latest sync so who knows what that's all about...
Already in love with the Pho and the Vietnamese coffee (can you spell S-T-R-O-N-G and S-W-E-E-T???)
SUPER wifi here in my room at the Rising Dragon - woo-hoo! THAT alone is worth 20 bucks!
Temps in Hanoi today in the mid 70's - perfect!