As part of our Vietnam bike tour, my friend and I took advantage of a few extra days to check out the other parts of the market. With no immediate way to keep food cool, people come down and buy what they want for that particular day. Mostly sea food and other fresh produce. Occasionally, you would come across someone butchering some animal. The last cuts are done right in front of you so you can choose your favorite.
Brent and I are just in the process of looking over the courtyard to the entrance of the National University.
We grab one more photo at the entrance to the University.
We leave the grounds and start walking back to our hotel. You can see that the University is completely enclosed by stone walls. We must have looked like we knew what we were doing since we were stopped by other tourists looking for a way in to the University.
Scooter transporst is really the way the majority of people get around in Hanoi. Don’t forget. Don’t show any fear.
Here is an interior shot of the mall I had described earlier. There are numerous car dealerships inside. The pockets of wealth are amazing considering the poverty you see everywhere else.
The past year went by fast. My friend and I spent two weeks biking in Cambodia and Vietnam. The people were fantastic. The food was also incredible. There is little refrigeration, so everything had to be fresh.
The BackRoads group put together a great tour for the seven of us. Here we are passing by a portion of the wall surrounding Angkor Wat.
Biking is a great way to get in touch with the area and the culture. We have another tour coming up perhaps in Death Valley. This will be quite the transition, but a great way to break up the winter.
Here we are receiving a cermonial blessing by the Monks. It must have been well water. It was extremely cold and refreshing.
I’m the closest person.