I am staying at the Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences and need to get to the Shangri-lah Hotel. I used Google Maps for directions. Walking turns out to be faster than catching the bus! Traffic in Manila? Nah! 🙂
Moving on from the Philippines I have a few days of meetings in Hanoi to attend to. The hotel (Melia) is a nice older hotel with good facilities. Best of all was that they checked me into a room on the 22nd floor so this was the view from my window this morning.
I have not been to Hanoi for about 10 years but I have noticed a lot of change – there are more cars and less bikes, for example, on the roads. The old French colonial architectural styles have been kept in many places and there are a thousand places to eat on each block.
We settled in last night to beer at four bars followed by a late supper – all within one block of the hotel.
Last night’s Hanoi induced sleep was the best I have had in the past month.
I recently added a post to the Thomo’s Hole concerning travel between Moscow and Beijing. Whilst tagging it for Mongolia and China (and Asia Pacific), I also tagged it for Russia. I then wondered in my best Russian English accent “is mother Russia part of Asia or part of Europe?”
Now I know it spreads across both continents but if I had to classify it with one term or the other, should it be Europe or Asia?