Mr Tanh, our Vietnamese tour guide, offers us a city walk, thru the busy alleys, even into a typical house...very interesting. On this picture the Buddha fruit which one cannot eat but is offered at the home shrine. One can keep this fruit for months.
She prepares the beatle nuts for chewing
Mr Tanh says, the most disgusting food is offered here: Embryo ducks in the egg shell
The Vietnamese follow the lunar calender like the Chinese. Everyone prepares for eight celebration days. On the 28th it starts. People buying all this stuff and decorate their homes
Coffee break: Denie, Shelley, Michael, Daniel and Simona
While we were faszinated by Hanoi, Andreas, Wayne and Mac went to the Halong Bay
From left to right: Mac, Andreas and Wayne
In the cave on one of the islands
And Andreas made the best out of the trip: He went by water airplane from Hanoi to the Halong Bay and back!
And in the evening a very nice dinner in an old villa
Simona trying to learn to play the Dan Bau, a traditional Vietnamese instrument. Veeery difficult, also Michael said.