Today I found out that Ha Noi means “within the river”

About the capital, the Vietnamese poet Nguyen Cong Tru (1778-1858) writes..

Whether it is blossom time or not
Jasmine is always jasmine
Elegant or not
One is nevertheless a citizen of the capitalÂ


I have had little time to explore the place but whatever I have seen, while running around for purposes other than tourism, is simply enchanting…

More later