YES! It’s the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi. . .the nighttime streets are mystical and atmospheric, the daytime streets are hustlely and bustlely, the people are sweet and open to interaction with gringos like me, and a statue of Lenin still stands in Nguyen Thai Park, also known as Lenin Park, on Dien Bien Phu Street. . .mmmm, aaaaahh! Everything that you want is here: modern stuff, historic stuff, ancient stuff, fun stuff, tasty stuff, mind-bending stuff, warm stuff, frustrating stuff, forward-thinking stuff, traditional stuff, etc.. . .and it all feels extremely Vietnamese, i.e., a tad rustic with a delicious and inviting flair, and a desire to soar beyond all previous limitations and restrictions. I love Hanoi for all of these reasons and so many more. . .get over here some time cuz I am confident that you will love it here too. Xin chao!
I send you wide-open vibes from Hanoi. . .feel them. . .they are easier to find than you think.
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It’s lovely out there.