Arriving in Hanoi a week ago has been nothing but eventful. Everything felt fast-paced, rushed but at the same time there were all these tasty food I can’t stop eating. The city is alive, indeed — what with all the beers flowing and people having fun every night. There are still a lot to discover but seven days here in the scooter-loving, panic-inducing city gave me a reason to need a reprieve from all of it. Thank God for friends because eventually I got invited for a trip in a city called Ninh Binh.