Street scene Hanoi

The Curious Monkey Goes To ...


Long Bien Bridge
Yoga at Hoan Kiem Park
Barack Obama and Anthony Bourdain eat bun cha
The curious monkey rides with the Vietnamese Liberation Army

From lazy days at the beach of An Bang, we’ve dropped into the steaming cauldron of Hanoi. Every day, we’re on the move. We dodge scooters, buses, ox carts, lorries, bicycles, cyclos and taxis, all honking. We eat squatting on plastic stools that are too small even for me. And we walk forever. My average steps for the past 7 days is 17,666!

That doesn’t leave much time for reading and writing. So I’ve no new book reviews for you though The Book of Salt makes a surprising appearance in this latest blog post. It’s my attempt to get a handle on Vietnam’s fractured past: The Last Emperor.

This will be my last blog post on Vietnam. We head now for our next country, Korea. The Curious Monkey Goes to ... Seoul.

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