Yesterday and today I have been walking the streets of Tay Ho and Hanoi, just taking in the sights, sounds and smells of this wonderous place. I watched as about 50 Vietnamese workers planted flowers in the area between the road and the pedestrian walk of Tay Ho Lake. Many hands do make for light work. The variety and number of places to eat is truly astonishing. I sit around on my tiny plastic stool, they are very strongly built, and enjoy coffee or a wonderful bowl of delicious noodles and I think I have died and gone to heaven. I came upon the Botanical Gardens, and I spent several hours walking around this wonderful garden. It was very quiet . A beautiful respite place. Yesterday evening I treated myself to dessert. I had a fresh coconut with the extracted milk served on the side. Some of the coconut was shreaded and added with nuts to ice cream and served up in the coconut. Delicious!!!!!!! I will be having more of these. That is it for now.