We have just returned from a month in Vietnam. Despite all assurances from friends to the contrary, I was concerned that Americans would not be welcome there after the long, bitter war that divided both our countries. Boy, was I wrong! For one thing, 70% of the population wasn’t born until after the war ended, so they have no memory of it and no more interested in talking about the Vietnam War than my adult children are. The economy is on the upswing and, though Vietnam has a communist system of government, it surely has an entrepreneurial, capitalist spirit. I will write more on this subject in the next few blogs, but meanwhile, here are some photos I took as we made our way around the country.
I was surprised, after two weeks in the south, to find that the weather up north in Hanoi was so chilly. Though it looks as if a concerned parent has overdressed this little person, I resorted to wearing several layers myself to deal with the chill.
And no city photos would be complete without the obligatory rooftop alley cat. I don’t know why this kitty looks so sad.
Have a good week!