Another over night train and here we are in the cool capital of Viet Nam. We tried to see the stuffed body of Uncle Ho but apparently he gets a polish Tuesday afternoons so maybe tomorrow. Actually the kids were not that keen after they found out what embalmed meant.
Still liking the street food , they cook stuff with the heads on so you can see what meat it is, I am so happy as we saw our first roasted dog. It is quite a surprise, especially as just down the road was a shop selling coats for pampered pooches.
Went out to see water puppets last night. Spent the first 10 minutes trying to work out how the guy could hold his breathe for that long. I only later realised the puppets were on poles opperated from behind a screen – der. Here is a link to youtube so you can get a sense of what we saw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AftYN3-dbtg
On our way out of the city, it is damp and cool and I have a streaming cold. We left our warm kit in Bangkok so I hope it does not get much cooler as we go into the interior for our overland epic.