Hanoi

Hanoi

We are finally at our last stop…another big city with lots of motor scooter traffic, and modern buildings.  What an amazing month it has been seeing so many sights and scenes that have been new experiences for us. What an incredible world that  we live in.

Here are a few parting shots from our last city in Vietnam.  I’m so glad you could travel with us on this amazing trip!

With the French having occupied Vietnam for almost 100 years, if you squint, you can see remnants of their influence in the old buildings in the French quarter.

In the French quarters

Vietnam greatly discourages the buying of cars.  An $800 motor scooter has a $1000 tax. An automobile has a $300% tax on top of the sales price.  No wonder there are so many scooters!

The shopping district

They seem to carry everything possible on their bikes and scooters…

We also attended a water puppet show, where the puppeteers stand waist high in water, telling stories of the life of the rice farmers.  The puppeteers are artists, making $1200/month, considerably more money than most in Vietnam.

They carry everything on a bike!
Collecting the noodle mats at the Pho factory
A Moment of Thankfulness
A day at the Faire
With Dang, our wonderful tour guide through Vietnam

We also attended a water puppet show, where the puppeteers stand waist high in water, telling stories of the life of the rice farmers.  The puppeteers are artists, making $1200/month, considerably more money than most in Vietnam.

The water puppet show – puppeteers are waist high in the water

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Monie Thompson