A break down of the day. First I got on the plane, nothing new there...Same ole' same ole' except that I had this awesome pastry which was described on the package as "liquor fermented mugwort" flavored bread. It was delicious!Once the plane touched down I knew I was in a different country. Vietnam has many of the modern technologies that many of us can't live without but it is just packaged differently. Things here aren't that developed and many buildings look old and worn down. It's sorta charming and just sorta weird. Some pictures of Mel's place, which is actually really nice.
As soon as I get here we had Pho (pronounced like the first part of the "f word"). It is noodles (and this one had beef) in a broth with green onions and lemon grass, delicious!
After lunch we took motor bikes downtown to do some shopping. From the back of the bike...Hoan Kiem Lake Area, the downtown/old quarterThen we had sushi for dinner, we all know how I love sushi!!! Had some trouble with the wasabi this time however...lets just say no sinus problems for the rest of the year ;)