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Hanoi and Ha Long Bay

Published February 11th, 2013

A weekend getaway to Vietnam was a wonderful experience. We just happened to be there when the people of Hanoi were celebrating Ho Chi Minh's birthday!

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Monument to Ho Chi Minh

Whether it's Meiji in Japan or Washington in the United States, it seems that every nation has some way to honor it's former inspirational leaders.

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Flowering tree

The people were nice enough to leave the purple flowers on the ground which made for a great picture.

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View from Hoan Kiem Lake

Also known as Sword Lake

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Thap Rua (Turtle Tower)

The French had placed a model of the Statue of Liberty on top of the tower, but it is now gone.

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Breakfast on the boat to Ha Long Bay

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Islands as far as the eye can see!

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The Ha'i Long Dream

Forty foot boat for two people and very cheap.

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Sun shining through a hole in a cave

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A village amongst the islands

As we were passing there was a funeral taking place. From the boat you could see a bar, dwellings, and a bank.

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Two Chickens Kissing

Many of the rock formations were given descriptive names by the locals.

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Sharin was inspired by the two chickens!

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Until next time

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