Vietnam, really?

Yes, here we are in Vietnam! At first sight from the airplane I thought this cannot be the place our country spent over a decade bombing and devastating and attempting to rescue from the hands of communism. It looked lush, serene, covered with clusters of homes across it’s landscape and somehow welcoming us in. We have more surprises in store.

We are here with our best friends Ron and Linda Martinez for 8 days. We will take in as much as we can, then on to Japan, but more on that later. We arrive in Hanoi, being from Arizona memories of war heros and John McCain come to mind along with all the hundred of thousand of young men on both sides that lost their lives…but this is not a blog about that but about sharing the beauty of this placeimg_2638

Our first stop was to the temple of Literature in Hanoi. A very busy place busy with locals and tourists. The weather is mild and we are blessed with light breezes off and on. Wandering around enjpying the park-like setting and taking pictures. img_2650img_2648img_2654

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Founders of the first University in Hanoi

After a lunch of Pho (pronounced FAA), like none I have ever had in the States, must be because of the freshly killed chicken included in the soup dish!  We visit the Museum of Ethnology.img_2657img_2655

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With several more activities on the schedule we make one more stop before heading to our hotel where after 20 hours of flights we have a lovely welcome by the staff with drinks and fresh fruits and on to shower, dinner and this lovely sight!img_2670

 

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5 Responses to Vietnam, really?

  1. Brenda Cosse says:

    have fun all of you!Pho is my favorite soup! enjoy it all, looks absolutely beautifullove and hugs  

    blessings of gratitude brenda

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  2. Looks like a great start to your trip … great pictures. Just good to know you’re safe on the ground and raring to go. xoxo

  3. Mary Nyberg says:

    I’ll agree with Sara–what a beautiful pic of 4 beautiful people. It doesn’t look like you just traveled 20 hours. My, I bet that bed was inviting to you. Enjoy!

  4. Sara Rubin says:

    I’m going to start calling you the “Fab Four” All of you look amazing. So happy to hear about your latest adventure! All the best, Sara

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