Knowmads Hanoi is a creative business school which was originally founded in Amsterdam. Through a friend in Holland – thanks Annette – I got introduced to Andre, one of their teachers. When I was looking for a new experiment after Kuala Lumper, Andre invited me over to join Knowmads.
It’s Sunday morning. I’m back at Hanoi airport. This is where the whole thing started three months ago. Last time I was joined by one of my best buddies. Now, I’m by myself. Which makes it a bit weird being here.
I go through customs, collect my bag and grab an Uber to Deca Deli. A coffee place where Knowmads is hosting the first weekend of their seven week entrepreneurship course. After 10 minutes, the driver looks over his shoulder and nods at me. He doesn’t speak English. He presses some buttons on his cassette player. A new song starts. An instrumental version of ‘are you lonesome tonight’. I look outside, recognizing the big bridge we’re crossing, and I start laughing. Maybe I am. But I’m back in Hanoi for a new chapter of the adventure. And despite the two hours of sleep on the plane last night. I’m ready. So let’s do this!