i landed last night in Hanoi, with a girl i met in Vang Vien who happened to be on the plane, which was nice. Hanoi reminds me so much of China: it is busy, loud, dirty, lots of specialized shops and sidewalks eateries. it also reminds me of Laos though, with it’s french architecture and tall trees everywhere. although i was no very impressed with the city last night, i have to say that the place grew on me today.
Here are random pictures from the flight:
we found a lovely café for breakfast, where i indulged in my most expensive meal since Peking duck in China. but the place was so lovely, surrounded by other lovely coloured buildings and i just kept thinking… i love the french! thank god for their lovely architecture and baguettes! god i love them! and i never thought I’d say that, really! actually sitting in that cafe, i felt a little bit like i was back home, in Montreal, on St-Denis or something… what a beautiful moment.
Hannah and i (the girl i met in Lao) shopped around for a bit for a good triple room, as Katy was meeting us today. we found this amazing place with a huge rooftop patio (private, of course!) overlooking the city. we’ll stock up our fridge full of beer tomorrow and chill there for sure!
i think that tomorrow we’ll do a walking tour of the city, well, just of the old quarter. there’s so much to see! it’s quite a nice change after Laos.
well, that’s about it for now! going to a jazz club later… if we can find it! the streets here are a real maze!