Wednesday, December 17, 2008


As many of you know, Kimiko LOVES grooming peoples
eyebrows, so after our mushroom hotpot dinner,
we headed over to visit a couple of Nol's friends.
Earlier in the day we had bought some dark
beer for Irish car bombs...
It's basically Bailey's and Jameson in a shot glass,
layering the Bailey's on the bottom.
Then Guinness goes into a pint glass or beer mug 3/4
of the way full. You then drop the shot glass into
the Guinness and chug.
If you don't drink it fast enough it will curdle!
You'll notice Nol in the background making dessert
for us, chocolate molten cake!

Interesting day...

It was nice and warm on our first day of
traveling with Sonny.
Woke up, went for a morning bowl
of Pho, and then had a coffee before
we headed to the war museum.
It was neat to see all the American
hardware still left there.
After the museum we walked across
the street to check out one of the
last Lenin statues still standing.
I wish I could have captured it on film, but on
a different day we were driving by the
statue, and there was a kid practicing his
skate boarding technique by "grinding,"
at the foot of the statue, crazy!
For those that don't know what I'm talking

After the war museum, we headed over to meet
Huyen for lunch. I know it might look kind of gross,
but it wasn't too bad.
We went and had lunch #2 for Kimiko and I after
the intestine though! :D

After lunch Nol took us over to the Hanoi Hilton.
It was a very dark and oppressive place, and
it was odd seeing McCain's pics there so soon
after the elections.
The prison used to be much larger, but the
second half has been developed into
commercial property at this point.
Let's just say it was nice to be able to walk out
of there and into the bustling day!