Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Hanoi Rock City

My frustrations withVietnamese immigration melted away about 4 seconds after boarding our Chinese junk boat in Halong Bay. Wow.

Pictures aren't going to happen while I'm using this computer. I hope to get them up when we're in Saigon.

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Hanoi is the busiest city I have ever seen...and I've been to London, Paris, New York, Tokyo, and Shanghai. Hardly anyone has a car here. Everyone, and I mean everyone, has a scooter. The bigger intersections are just a mass of over 1000 speeding scooters going in a half dozen different directions. One way street? No problem. Just drive on the sidewalk.

Insane.

Last night we saw the worst cultural show I've ever had the displeasure to witness. I was ready to commit suicide about half way through.

Have you heard of the Vietnamese Water Puppet Opera? Have you seen it? If the answer is no, and if you ever listen to a single thing I tell you, even if it is just one thing in your entire life, do NOT watch this show.

It was like a cross between Team America, the Good Earth, and every goofy Asian variety show you have ever watched.

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