Well, here I am at the end of a wonderful, extremely enjoyable and highly productive 12-13 days in Ha Noi. I entered a world that perhaps few non-Vietnamese are familiar with, and made friendships that I wouldn't have made otherwise had I not traveled on my own.
It was capped last night by a Ca Tru performance at the Guan Yu Temple on 28 Hang Buom Street in the Old Quarter.
I am bracing myself for the extremely long flight to New York with a stop over in Hong Kong, and for the re-entry in a much colder environment. It was in the upper 90s in Ha Noi yesterday.
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