West Lake when the big orange thing turns red and the water shines and reflects and time stops existing. As if it ever did anyhow. Today said goodbye to one of my housemates and talked with my landlady. I sent her every picture of food when I was in Saigon. Hahaha.

Today was beautiful out. Warm at about 23 hardly any clouds. Nice day. Hanoi seemed happy today. I guess because I’m here 😊

Two years ago I went to Halong bay. I think it’s time to go back.

Breakfast at the Mystic Coffee shop in Hanoi. One of my favs.

Hanoi dressing up in flowers. Probably leading up to the Tet holidays. More flags and flowers and people traveling to villages to be with family. The Tet holiday, or lunar new year will start here on 12 February. And go for a week. Hanoi will be much quieter.

Getting back to the normal state. First pho and now ca phe at the lake. Nice to be back in Hanoi.

When I was in Saigon the hotel had satellite tv. Had all kinds of channels. My house has none. It was nice being able to watch some stuff like the inauguration and the celebrations. Especially Lady Gaga sing the National Anthem. Coming back I realize I have no real use for tv. I watch i... mpmilestogo.micro.blog/2021/01

Heading home to Hanoi. I accomplished nothing. Yay!!! This is the domestic departure terminal at the Saigon airport. The ✈️ is 2 hours or so.

In 2009 I moved to work in Singapore off and on. It was an interesting experience but I would travel to Chennai India more often. My first night in Singapore the taxi driver asked me,

how do you find president obama?

We would talk all the way to my hotel about US politics and life i... mpmilestogo.micro.blog/2021/01

Dinner time. Last night classic noodle dish from central Vietnam. Tonight beers and burger. Bottomless fries. Nice people. Great food. Cold beer.

Morning time. Latte art time. More expensive than most. I am worthy.

Trung Nguyên Legend Café
219 Lý Tự Trọng, Phường Bến Thành, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 760000
028 3825 8847

Each part of Vietnam has some specialty. When I visited Hue it’s a dish called bun bo hue. Really good with different noodles. it’s a spicy soup. It’s a battle to me sometimes if I prefer pho or bun bo hue more. Tonight’s dinner and dessert.

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