I arrived in Hanoi on Friday morning at 11:00 am. After the dance through Immigrations, I grabbed a taxi and headed for my Hotel. The west lake Hotel and Spa is great. My room is a little small, but very comfortable. An included brunch (06:30 am to 01:00 pm) for $24 Cdn can’t be beaten. Brunch is western and Vietnamese and lots of fresh fruit. I had dinner at a Vietnamese restaurant with my Airport taxi Driver. There was 5 dishes. Beef and vegetables, Roasted chicken, the delicious Morning Glory greens, a salad of cucumber, tomatoe, and onions, and a wonderful chicken flavoured sticky rice. All of this was helped along with a couple of Tiger beers. Lunch the following day was a homemade meal of shrimp, beef rice, and greens. Cuong, his wife Ha and their kids are wonderful people. Needless to say, I’ve had multiple cups of coffee. Did I mention how I love Vietnamese coffee. I went for a walk last evening along Tay Ho (West Lake). The sights, sounds, and smells are invigouring. The bat population is great along the lake. It is something I miss at home. I’ve had a wonderful, relaxing day and it is great to be alive. That’s it for now. Later.