Jane Fonda Was Here

After another 12 hour bus trip, I’ve arrived in Hanoi. It was probably one of the worst bus trips I’ve taken so far. The bus was packed and I got the misfortune of sitting next to a guy who decided to sprawl all over both of the seats.

My cab driver tried to scam me as he took me to my guesthouse.

The weather here is pretty cold for Vietnam. The temperature is getting down to 11C (low 50s Fahrenheit). Most of the locals dress as if it is freezing with scarfs, heavy jackets and heavy hats.

I haven’t had time to see much of Hanoi yet. It seems a bit more dreary than Saigon, but that might just have been arriving at dawn on a Sunday morning. I’m here for two days before going to Ha Long Bay, then returning to Hanoi for a few more days before heading to Laos.