Originally uploaded by Lye Hock.
Had been hanging out with the HH gang since end last year at this watering joint. It's true after all. A big camera is a babe magnet.....not the guy holding it!
The Vietnamese called it the American War. At the Military History Museum in Hanoi, enemy planes shot down or captured were proudly displayed. Enemies in this instant were first the French who were defeated at Dien Bien Phu in 1954 and then the Americans in 1975. Total American planes shot down were more than 33,000. Amazing...
We took a 1 day tour to Halong Bay which cost us USD20 pax. Travel time is a long 3.5 hour ride (one-way) in a small bus. Designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO, the bay tour is really popular. You can in fact sleep overnight in one of the boats that ply the route. As it was winter, temperature was a chilly 15-18C daytime.
Last week we took a short vacation in Hanoi. First time in Vietnam, we wanted to see what it has to offer and experience their culture. Hanoi is a city of 4 million people but at times there seems to be more motorcycles than people. And traffic is really heavy & disorganised. Blaring their horns is a norm. From my observation I think if you can drive in Hanoi, you can drive anywhere in the world!
More photos in my Flickr gallery.