Sitting with a glass of wine beside the pool at the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi. First impressions of Hanoi are of a very colonial slightly Frenchified orient. The roads are swarming with Motor bikes and scooters. Some motor bikes carry 2, 3 or more people, sometimes a mattress as well.Tomorrow I will get some photos of the motor bikes but today I am too tired. By tomorrow having slept in this Somerset Maughham type hotel, I should be raring to go and I believe there is a full day ahead, commencing at 9.00a.m. prompt.