It's difficult to describe the craziness of sights, sounds and smells that is Hanoi. Cars and scooters weaving through crowded streets - hooting constantly (and you'd better get outta the way!). We're staying at the Hanoi San Souci in the old part of town - nestled amongst the street vendors and local take outs - where people cook food in their own homes in rooms facing the narrow alleys. I think I'm going back to being a vegetarian! Tomorrow we head out on 1-night junk boat cruise through Halong Bay. Looking forward to getting out of the city.