Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dinner with Sonny

After taking a little nap we headed out
to grab dinner and catch up with Sonny.
Our first meal was Bánh cuốn (literally "rolled cake")
is a dish from northern Vietnam.
It is a crepe-like roll made from a thin,
wide sheet of rice flour filled with ground pork,
minced wood ear mushroom, and other ingredients.
I think this was one of Kimiko's favorite
things in Ha Noi, yum!
How it's made-

Then we headed off to another part of town
to eat some fish head soup.
I didn't know what to expect, but it was really good!
Of course we needed something sweet after all
the salty goodness, which we then followed up
with a Vietnamese coffee.
To finish off the night we took a little walk to get
a hot black sesame drink.

Day 2 in Ha Long Bay

So, before we went to bed the previous
night, they asked us if we wanted a wake up
call to do tai chi, and we said sure.
Well I guess them pulling up anchor at 6:30
in the morning was ours, and everyone's
wake up call!

We had a light snack before we headed out
to Surprise cave(caves found by two french nuns), which was pretty damn
After a tour of the caves we headed back to the boat
and had a tasty breakfast as we made our way
back to shore.
We made it back to Hanoi
around 4:30 and met up with Nol, and our friend Sonny
who was visiting from Virginia.
"Lets take a nap before dinner!"

The bay in the morning...