I am posting the trip to Vietnam and China to be able to keep everyone updated when I have limited connection to email, texting and social media.
My travel time door to door is estimated at 29 hours. I left my house at 8am Thursday morning and arrive at my hotel at midnight Friday Hanoi Time (1pm Friday afternoon in NY). 14 hour flight to Tokyo, a 4.5 hour layover, followed by a 6.5 hour flight to Hanoi.
As I post this I am 12 hours in and somewhere near the International Date Line between Alaska and Russia!
This is a photo of the Hudson Bay in Canada. Absolutely beautiful views (until they made me shut the shade so people could sleep).