Vietnam & Cambodia Tour Blog April 18 Entry.

April 18, 2015 at 12:12 PM

Vietnam & Cambodia Photo Tour
Streets of Hanoi - April 18th, 2015


We have had a great day and start to our photo tour of Vietnam here in Hanoi. We photographed and explored the streets of the old quarter via cyclo bikes, and this evening attended a traditional water puppet show complete with a live band.

The old quarter is a must visit when Hanoi and as everything from auto repair, to groceries, shoes, flowers, metal shops, you name it and you can find it in the old quarter. We also photographed at the White Horse Temple, and the Temple of Literature. Many students come to the Temple of Literature to pray for their exams and celebration of their graduation. Today was a busy day and made for some great photographs. We had lunch at KoTo which is a eating establishment that helps less fortunate children learn a trade in the food industry.

Later in the afternoon we visited the Tomb of Ho Chi Minh, his simple house set in the beautiful gardens and this evening the water puppet show and dinner. It’s been a great day. Tomorrow we pack up and say good by to Hanoi and travel to Halong Bay. We will spend tomorrow night onboard a Chinese Junk style ship and photograph the beauty of the bay. 

Enjoy the selection of todays photos and good night from Hanoi. ** Please note there will be no blog posting tomorrow evening as internet service is not available when  sailing on Halong bay.

It is amazing what you can fit onto a motor scooter.


Gweneth geeting ready to experience our cyclo ride through the old quarter.


A brick layer taking supplies to his job site.


Marion camera ready, and enjoying this mornings experience.


Neighbourhood boys playing soccer.


Colourful balloons.


Tammy having fun.


Telephone repair is an interesting job in Vietnam.


Which wire is which ... sorry wrong number.


Allan capturing a few shots while on our cyclo tour today.


Temple of the White Horse.


Beer delivery.


Fresh pineapple anyone?


A busy intersection, you name it you will find it being transported by motor bike.


These students were on the bridge and yours truly photo bombed them. Then they turned the tables and wanted a photo with me. Note the two fingers it means “Happy”


Some of the students at the Temple of Literature this afternoon.


Another student posing for a photos .... the skies the limit.


Another grad student at the temple.


The tomb of Ho Chi Minh. There is public viewing every day to see his body and an honour guard 24-7.


Balconies becomes garden, laundry drying area and a place to watch the world go by.


Marion sporting a new silk scarf this evening. Looks good Marion.


The water puppet show.


Another scene during the water puppet show.


The live band, it was an amazing performance.


All the puppeteers taking a bow after the show.


These next four images are photos shot by our first time Trekkers photographer guest, Tammy Beveridge. Thanks Tammy for sharing some of your work today. It sure is great traveling with you. This first shot was from exploring the streets close to our hotel this morning.


While out on the cyclo today  ... by Tammy Beveridge.


What would you like to purchase ... image by Tammy Beveridge.


Saturday is a busy day in the market streets ... Image by Tammy Beveridge.


Marion , Allan, Tammy and Gweneth having a drink before dinner, this evening.


The last image tonight is a pic of the hotel we are staying at here in Hanoi.


That’s it for this evening ... remember no blog tomorrow night because we will be sailing out on Halong Bay.

Good night from Vietnam.


Please add a comment

Posted by Joanne on
Everyone looks like they are having soooo much fun. I feel like I am there with you!!!! Great pictures! Great blog!
Tammy are you really drinking alcohol?????
Posted by Claudia Viani on
You guys are having way too much fun, and 7pictures are amazing, bring back memories. Keep them coming.....
Posted by Terry & Dona Doyon on
We are really enjoying the Blog. So happy to see that Auntie Marion was able to work a little shopping into her busy day. Love the scarf! Hope you have a great day sailing. Can't wait to see the next Blog.
Posted by Gail Nichol on
The pics are great. Enjoy your trip folks I went last year and it was an awesome time. Oh yea, keep James inline !! LOL
Posted by Craig on
I am surprised Gweneth was not offering to pedal the bike herself! I would wanted to do that if I was there, although I am sure the traffic would make that pretty difficult if you are not used to it.

Gweneth, I am glad to see you are wearing sun protection!
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