Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi Celebrates 1,000th Anniversary 
This Month

We are enjoying our stay at the Hanoi University of Agriculture.  Ponds surrounding the main building are filled with lush water lilies and lotus flower.

Landing across the Red River.  One can see from the air how lush things will be here!

Who needs a truck when you have a motorbike?  This is the most popular mode of transportation here.  Almost everyone has one.  They drive safely but use their horns way too frequently!

A very local market.  A far cry from the glitzy shopping area of downtown.

Hoan Kiem Lake is right in the heart of downtown Hanoi, Vietnam
Hoan Kiem Lake is right in the heart of downtown Hanoi.  This temple is called the Tortoise Tower.

Traditional Vietnamese hat still seen all about town.

The Temple of Literature was founded to pay tribute to education and to those of high academic achievement.  It later became Hanoi's first university.  Stone stelae record the names of successful doctorates of the past.

Rice "paper" tacos.  YUM.

Our hotel restaurant chef getting ready for lunch

One of the lecture halls

Dr Michael Stuart Reid UCD teaching in Hanoi.
Dr. Reid and his eager to learn college students!



  1. I went to Hanoi about ten yearsago.It's so strange to see itlooking just the same in your lovely photos.

    I really enjoyed being there. It was SOOOO different to my everyday life here that it's just stuck in my mind forever!!

    Anyway, I love your blog and am definitely your new follower!!


  2. What an amazing trip - looking forward to learning more about it!

  3. Lovely photos - a beautiful place and beautiful people - thanks for sharing!

  4. I love your beautiful photos. It sounds like you had a wonderful trip :-)


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