S: Hong kong and Vietnam March 2011
1: My sister and I, at the start of our 2 1/2 weeks trip to Hong Kong and Vietnam
2: At Victoria Peak | The Stanley market and down town Hong Kong | Hong Kong
3: The bird market Hong Kong
4: Hong Kong at night, picture from the Star ferry. Below, eating Dim Sum at a local restaurant
5: My sister and I at the Hong Kong museum of art, the city at night, a group of high school student at the museum, and the statues of two gods
6: A local market. Having a great foot massage
7: Notre Dame cathedral, pictures of two brides,and a local woman selling straw baskets from her bicycle. | HO Chi Minh City
8: The central post office used to be a train station. Below the reunification palace | the town hall | Inside the post office
9: Eight million motorcycles daily on the streets of HCMC . Some pictures of the local people and me at the reunification palace
10: Traffic in HCMC,the Ben Than Market,and a beautiful tree at the palace park.
11: The CU Chi tunnels
12: Hoi An | The old Quarter at Hoi An was declared a world heritage site by Unesco
13: Colonial style building
14: At the Japanese bridge,boats at the Thu Bon river,and a Buddha temple with huge rolls of incense.
15: Visiting beautiful old preserved houses in the old quarters
16: Visiting The colorful market at Hoi An to buy ingredients for our cooking class
18: taking a river boat to Uan Tinh island for our cooking class. Collecting organic herbs from a local garden
19: Visiting a local family at the Island and collecting fresh rice milk from them to make rice pancake in our cooking class
21: Learning how to cook yummy Vietnamese Local food
23: Hoan Kiem lake in the center of Hanoi, it is surrounded by a beautiful park. | Hanoi
24: Some of the city architecture and The everyday life in the busy city of Hanoi
26: Motorcycles, motorcycles every where, and having lunch at Hoa Sua culinary school for disadvantaged kids
27: My favorite animal in the world at the lake temple. Hala buying a pair of converse
28: Life around the lake's park | At The Municipal water Puppet show
29: Our cabin on the junk boat, the Golden Lotus. Our guide welcoming us with local wine and fruit | Halong Bay
30: A floating village at Halong bay, a 100 years old woman from the village looking at us, and a local woman selling goods from her boat
31: Hang Sung Sot caves, and taking a boat ride with a local woman and her child
32: Kayaking with my sister in Halong bay, and some of the pictures that can not do justice to the beauty of the bay.
34: At Bich Dong Pagoda in Minh Binh.
36: Taking a local boat ride in beautiful Tom Coc park surrounded by rice fields and mountains
39: The last day in Hanoi and the end of a wonderful trip, we are tired but happy.
40: Some of the great food we ate