We Arrived here in Hanoi at 6 am. The hotel said we couldnt check in till 10 or so , so they let us use thier spa to shower in what a treat that was. Than we had breakfast had about 200 items on buffet so from strvation to gluttony!! Susie says more tthan 200 costs 20 bucks but means we only eat once s day normally just snack the rest of day. hai loa prision is a block from our hotel sio we spent an hour touring it It was openeded in 1890s held revolutionaries over the years and during the vietnam war held American pilots including Sen McCain fior 5 years it was not a nice place They put dissidents in shackles in celks somr were shot or giuiitioned back in the 30s , 100 escaped via the sewers and becone the leaders of the communist party led by Ho Ch Min Tonight we are meeting a guide in the old city fir a food tasting tour should.be interesting it is a 2 hour walking tour with atops at different food places.