We are currently in Ha Noi, waiting out a monsoon that is flooding the city. I am trying to ignore the ten-year old kid yelling next to me as he plays some sort of world of warcraft with his friends across the store. But that is not the point of this post. Prior to arriving here, we swung by Ninh Binh, Cat Ba Island, and Halong Bay. We finally got over our fear of scootering to take in northern Viet Nam's incredible scenery.