I'm sitting in a hotel in Ha Noi right now and I just got caught up on your thread. Good lazy morning after 2 days and 5 flights to get here after being with family for the holidays.
My friend is flying in from the states tonight. Unfortunately he hast to fly out of Ho Chi Min on the 15th to go back to work so that only gives us 10 days or so of travel. The northern part looks amazing, but you had way more time then we will have
Great pictures, great read. Keep it up!