Sweating my ass off and going bananas in Hanoi

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 View from the top of the Mua Caves

View from the top of the Mua Caves

I didn't write much while I was in Hanoi because my first two weeks were pretty slow. After tracks started up and I joined a day trip in Week 4, now I feel like I have enough to share. Here's what I got up to all month:

Sharpening my relaxation skills

When you think of Asia, what comes to mind? The food? The humidity? The mind-blowing world-famous massages? Ding!

 Homeboy clearly loves his job

Homeboy clearly loves his job

My first track was to visit a popular massage parlor that pretty exclusively employs the blind and teaches them ancient massage techniques, conversational English, and helps them with other life skills. 

We went to meet the staff, learn the techniques ourselves, and then each get a 75-minute massage. It was heaven. 

When we arrived, the staff played guitar and sang a famous song...