10.12.2005

Censored!

It seems I can no longer read my blog from Vietnam, as blogspot.com appears to be blocked. Oh well... I probably won't get to post again either, since the clock is ticking and we only have a couple more days here. Hanoi is warm and dry, and we've been enjoying exploring the crowded ancient streets of the Old Quarter and the (slightly) more spacious French Quarter. We very spontaneously stopped into this cute little salon and got our hair cut this afternoon. I must say that I totally trust hair salons in Asia. Clearly, they "get" straight hair. They also do extensive head and face massages while washing your hair! It was cool but I hope I don't come down with any strange illnesses as a result. We still need to make it to Halong Bay for a day trip (we won't have time for the overnight cruise) and then it seems we will be whisked home before we know it. The trip has gone by very quickly, but I can also say that 9 days is actually a nice amount of time to get a thorough glimpse of this lovely country. On that note, however, I'd better head off to dinner--no time to waste! We found this hip little neighborhood, sort of a Vietnamese SoHo, and we're venturing out this evening to find a restaurant there.

Signing off, from Hanoi...

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I've never had any great desire to travel to Vietnam, but as I read about your trip I begin to think I ought to add it to my list.

jfh said...

lucky! what a fantastic trip. have fun, call me when you get home, even if it is yesterday or tomorrow--just do it whenever now is. love, jfh