Saturday, September 29, 2007

Hanoi Hilton

Ok, so our hotel isn't that bad. We have been here almost a full day now and can only say that we absolutely love Hanoi. But, we did visit the prison that was dubbed that 'Hanoi Hilton' today and that was an eerie and humbling experience.

Everything else so far has been outstanding, to the point were we found a restaurant that will buy us wine at cost to bring back to China. Yes, at his cost, a nice Argentinian malbec.

We toured today, Tina was a little put off by visiting the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, but other than that the tours have been great. Beer here in a restaurant is an equivalent cost to US$ 0.60. Everything here makes China look expensive.

The internet is the hotel is only a computer by the front desk so no photos with the update, but they will follow. Today we took one of those bike taxi's over to a Vietnamese restaurant and back, on the way back we convinced him to let me pedal him and Tina through town.

Yeah, we are lucky to be alive.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Conde Nast traveler this month... ALL about Asia. Not sure if you can pick one up, or if you can check out the website. Full article on places to go, eat, see in Vietnam...

Lisa Wilson said...

Glad to hear you are enjoying your trip!!! I can't believe a beer is only $.60 USD!!! The wine must be really cheap too!!

Thanks for the updates!! It's part of my daily routine to check in on the Wichmann stories!!!

Lisa Thompson said...

Tina - it appears you are making your Argentinia wine connections from a million miles away - I'm sure Elaine will be thrilled to hear the news...