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Old 01-21-2012, 04:56 PM   #4
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That evening, we piled into a fleet of cyclo-cabs which took us a really cool restaurant in Hanoi's old quarter called Highway 4.

Much eating and drinking including shots and toasts with local flavored brandies.

This pork belly dish was fantastic:

Sauteed crickets with chiles, which were actually pretty tasty, kind of a buttery, fatty flavor:

Next morning we assembled in the Army Hotel courtyard to take a tour of Hanoi bu Ural & sidecar rigs. Digby's and Cuong's staff of drivers and mechanics did the driving and we all rode two-up or in sidecars.

One of the first stops was the historical Hanoi Opera House. A newly wed couple happened to be there for a photo shoot and they made use of the bikes as a prop:

Everyone wanted to pose by the bikes while their friends snapped cell-phone shots:

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