BLEW OPEN MY MIND, NOW IT'S AN EMPTY ROOM
There are things on this trip that I knew would be amazing: the mountains of Sapa, the islands of Ha Long Bay, the busyness of Hanoi, the overall splendor of being somewhere new. But then there are the things that amazing me when I wasn't expecting them to. The hot chili sauce, the roadside fruit stands, the way a song you've always known exacts your feelings, a great book. A girl I met on the beach at Cat Ba Island lent me her book for the day, and I read 290 of its 400 pages but was unable to finish. I spent all day today in Hanoi hunting down a hidden bookstore to find said book and read the end. A good finale to my stay in Hanoi, tonight I leave on the night train for Hue.
Posted by Jessica - at 1:54 AM