Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Ho chi minh and bia hoi
Today has been an eventful, chaotic day here in Hanoi and I am beyond grateful for the air conditioning in our hotel :)
Hanoi is loud, dirty, vibrant and energetic. We spent most of our morning in the Ho Chi Minh (Anne.... Remember our history song??) mausoleum, which geoff loved since he teaches a lot about Vietnam. After a big bowl of Pho ( who wouldn't want soup in 110 degree heat) and some more exploring we cozied up to plastic chairs for some bia hoi, which is the worlds cheapest beer at about $.25 a mug.
It is unbelievably hot here in Hanoi and between the heat, motor bikes and horns we are looking forward to a few days on a beautiful junk around Halong Bay. For now we'll go find another one of those $.25 beers.