Hanoi and Halong Bay 
This is the Huc Bridge to the Ngoc Son Temple.  Hanoi was built around the Hoan Kiem Lake.
This is the Huc Bridge to the Ngoc Son Temple. Hanoi was built around the Hoan Kiem Lake.
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This is the Thap Rua, or tortoise tower, in the middle of the Hoan Kiem Lake.
This is the Thap Rua, or tortoise tower, in the middle of the Hoan Kiem Lake.
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The busy streets of the Old Quarter.
The busy streets of the Old Quarter.
Last comment 08/14/20.
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We went to see a water puppet show.  Eleven puppeteers stand behind a screen and make various puppets dance with long poles under the dark water.
We went to see a water puppet show. Eleven puppeteers stand behind a screen and make various puppets dance with long poles under the dark water.
Last comment 08/13/20.
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This is Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum.  He is a hero to the Vietnamese people, for them the visit is almost like a religious experience.  For me it was more strange to see his embalmed body..
This is Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum. He is a hero to the Vietnamese people, for them the visit is almost like a religious experience. For me it was more strange to see his embalmed body..
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"Uncle Ho's" statue at his nearby museum.
"Uncle Ho's" statue at his nearby museum.
Last comment 08/13/20.
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Jeff gets a cheap haircut as we wait for our next stop to open..
Jeff gets a cheap haircut as we wait for our next stop to open..
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..the Hanoi Hilton!  This is the prison where downed US fighter pilots were held as POWs.  John McCain was a prisoner here.
..the Hanoi Hilton! This is the prison where downed US fighter pilots were held as POWs. John McCain was a prisoner here.
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Well he isn't drinking and driving, but..
Well he isn't drinking and driving, but..
Last comment 10/03/21.
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