I haven't made any entry because Marko has been so efficient at narrating the trip. Today, I succumbed to his persistent urging. The same kind of gentle persuasion he uses to get us the best prices from pretty hotel receptionists and street vendors.
Vietnam by bus, by boat and train have been a slice: Ha Long Bay and Fansipan were my favorites. The girls are pretty too. And prettier by the day. The traditional dresses they wore in Hoi An with the vertical slits at the waist showing the "Mekong Delta" as they walk past you is very sexy.
Goodbye Hanoi! We are leaving today for Cambodia and I guess I will be in the homeland seeing relatives and photographing temples. I admit that I look forward to this leg of the trip very much as we did not get to tour the hills of northwestern Vietnam on a mighty minsk.