Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum & the Streets of Hanoi: 5-6 March 2013

On 4 March, I joined eight people on a 2 week tour of Vietnam. We met at San Francisco International Airport, and at 12:15 am our China Airlines, Boeing 747 jet became airborne. Thirteen hours later the plane touched down at the Taipei, Taiwan airport. We laid-over in Taiwan for about 2 hours, at which time we boarded a China Airlines Airbus for a 3 hour flight to Hanoi, Vietnam.

The 2 week tour of Vietnam took us from north Vietnam down to the Mekong Delta in south Vietnam. During the tour we took a Vietnam Airlines flight from Hanoi to Danang, and a Vietnam Airlines flight from Phu Bai (Hue) to Ho Chi Minh City. During most of the tour, we were transported in vans. Based on our physical location, we had three different Vietnamese guides and Vietnamese drivers. It was a wonderful experience, and I learned a great deal about the Vietnamese people and their country. There are approximately 275 photographs in my gallery of Vietnamese pictures. I hope you have an opportunity to view the 13 individual galleries of photographs that I took in Vietnam between 5 and 18 March 2013.

This is the route we took from the Hanoi Airport to the Hang Ngoc Hotel. The 18.5 miles route was tracked by GPS.

Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum.

The Presidential Palace.

Hmm, what is there to say?

A lovely young woman who is doing research at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.

Children waiting to see Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum.

Hoan Kiem Lake in downtown Hanoi.

Early morning exercise near Hoan Kiem lake.

The Huc Bridge on Hoan Kiem Lake.

Thap Rua Tower (Turtle Tower).

Getting ready for a days work.

People heading to work.

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