After Hue, a night bus to Ha Noi. Very big bustling city in the north of Vietnam. Went to see Ho Chi Minh (he's on display just like Lenin is in Moscow). Unfortunatly he wanted to be cremated. I thing being on display is as far away from becoming ashes as I can imagine. Went to a water puppet show (the stage is water and the puppets are controlled from behind a screen with a stick under the water). This show was better than the one in Saigon.
Spent a couple days on a Junk in Ha Long Bay, famous for its thousands of limestone formations/islands. James Bond, the man with the golden gun was partially filmed here. Went kyaking around some of the formations and fished for squid at night.