After I zipped my way through the country including 4 days on the Mekong, cool days in Da Lat and beauty in Ninh Binh, I found myself in the countries capital, Hanoi. To be honest I had nothing on my 'To Do' list for the city, but then again I don't tend to stay in the big cities for all that long. True to my nature I began making my exit plans almost as fast as I arrived. To be fair though it was 1 million degrees in the city and I was ready for some alone time.
I was warned that I'd either love it or hate it. For some Vietnam is a food and adventure paradise while others just can't seem to find their grove. With a turbulent history and remains of division between north and south, it's an interesting place to say the least.