Landed at 4pm in Hanoi. Landscape very green,lots of fields n some huge rivers which stem from China. Met by our guide Khan n taken to hotel in centre. Never seen sooo many motor bikes in 1 place...they ride 3 to a bike, any direction and never stop! Crazy. Learnt first Vietnamese 'Cam on' which means 'no thanks' and have been saying it a lot this evening despite the very generous offers!
Hanoi facts: 5 million people, 2.5 million bikes, capital sine 1975 n home of communist north during war n base of Ho chi Minh, leader of north 1945 until death in 68