Cheers from Hanoi – been a blast. Couple of last minute appointments – sorry, OMIH – and then it’s back to the land of plenty. No more streets that shut by 9pm. Gone are the ubiquitous mien luon, bun oc and bun rieu stalls and back with hu tieu, banh canh cua and bun bo Hue. Same-same but a bit different, as they say. Meanwhile, a decent Hanoi bia hoi, like the one pictured above can be quaffed, and refilled ad infinitum for the price of two peanuts and a bag of gravel, at 68 Tran Quat street in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Alternatively, head to my fave spot, Tang Bat Ho.