Vietnam & Cambodia Blog Friday Feb 21, 2014.

February 21, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Vietnam & Cambodia Tour
Friday Feb 21, 2014

Hello from Hanoi, Vietnam. Today was a comfortable 17C and after almost 24 hours of travel we are off to a great start. This afternoon we visited and photographed various locations around West Lake in Hanoi. We enjoyed the photographing at various locations as we circled the lakes in electric cars.

Later in the afternoon we held a photo shoot in the old part of Hanoi walking through the markets and small store fronts. They offered up many photo opportunities. We then wrapped up our first day by attending a Water Puppet Show compete with a live orchestra and dinner at the Press Club.

Tomorrow we have a full day here in Hanoi, including an early morning visit to an old Flower Marker. We hope you enjoy the selection of today’s travels.

The girls checking the Olympic scores while waiting for our flight at Hong Kong, airport.

Our flight preparing to depart for Hanoi.

We were out on the observation deck and photographed this taxi cab on one of the airport runways.VNF-5c.jpg

People working in the rice fields just outside the airport. You might have plots of land to grow your crops but they are owned by the government.VNF-7.jpg

The busy streets of Hanoi.

Would you like some rice and noodles?

These are the electric cars we used to circle west lake today.

How about a romantic swan ride on the lake?

Texting is a problem everywhere!!!!

This one’s for you Bill P.

More happy bikers.

Lighting the fire for a BBQ at the side of the street.

A wedding flower garden.

A beautiful location for weeding photographs, plenty of beautiful flowers.

This lady actually pulled down her scarf so I’d take a second shot showing her smile.

Lunch at a street side cafe.

Michael, Ann and Kathy taking a few shots in the old part of Hanoi.

I know photographers will do just about anything to get the shot ... look out Paul!!!

Paul showing the ladies their photo.

Wiring is very simple here ...

Chicken in a basket.

This gentleman was selling hats and baskets and trays.

Paul, Evelyn, Mok, Meg and Wendy at our Welcome dinner at the Press Club this evening.

Cynthia, Kathy, Michael and Ann waiting for our main course.

That’s it for this evenings images, everyone is pretty tired so it’s off to bed. We will be visiting the Hanoi Flower market first thing in the morning. Good night from the Photo Tour Trekkers in Hanoi, Vietnam.


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Posted by jette on
Looks like nicer weather than back here! Enjoy!
Posted by jane on
Hi guys, love the pics. Trip looks like fun.
Posted by Vanessa Dewson on
Looks like a great first day! Enjoy the well deserved rest before tackling Day 2!
Posted by Claudia Viani on
Looks like a fun start…enjoy and watch the traffic.
Posted by Dolores on
Thanks for posting James. Looking forward to following your blog. Beautiful sunny day in Sarnia but not quite as warm as what you are experiencing.
Posted by Terry Lennox on
Great shots James, especially the ones of swan lake and the wiring. Reminds me a bit of New Delhi.
Posted by Helen on
Interesting and engaging look at such a different world.
Keep the photos coming!
And keep having fun.
Helen & Larry
Posted by Michelle Rondeau on
Great shots James! What fun to travel with you via your blog and it's delightful to see familiar faces. Hello to everyone!
Posted by carol on
Photo's are super James. Looks like a great first day. Can't wait to see more images of Vietnam. Thank you
Posted by Deborah Phibbs on
Looks beautiful. Enjoy the adventure Wendy and group.
Posted by Cynthia Osborne on
Oh my... love to travel vicariously through your photos.. looks like a wonderful trip with great photo ops.. Safe travels !!!
Posted by Shari on
Looks like everyone is getting some great shots. Love the colours. Looking forward to tomorrows.
Posted by Pat H on
You packed a lot into a short time! Hanoi seems to have maintained some of its low-tech atmosphere, even with the texting and motorcycles!
Posted by Laura Mclauchlan on
Hi, The photographs are very interesting and vivid. I am particularly intrigued when they include Ann and Michael. Thank you, Best Wishes, Laura
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