10.26.2009 - 11.19.2009 90 °F
Back to Hanoi, and extremely muggy weather this week (Tuesday, Wednesday). I'm back at the Especen, and off to Hue on tonight's train. My sweating is somewhat uncontrolled in this weather, and the cold certainly does not help. Just stopped at the pharmacy for some Belgian-made cold tabs, and next to meet Diep for lunch and to get my train ticket.
I've experienced major computer access problems here recently - just trying to pay a few bills has been very difficult, and this blog has been of lessor priority. I checked the weather on the Central Coast, and while it looks pretty typhoon-free this week, it will be warm. (I'm seriously thinking of trying to fly into Nha Trang or Dalat instead of training all the way. At least Viet Air tickets can now be bought online.)
I just can't get enough of Vietnamese coffee - you must try ca fe sua da (iced coffee) - like a triple espresso with filtered Viet coffee beans and sweetened condensed milk over ice (a real experience not matched in the West). Viet filtered coffee is almost syrup in consistency (these people love their sugar, diabetics beware!)