At our new school in Singapore, we got three weeks off for winter vacation. All of our other schools had two-week vacations, so three weeks was a bit longer than we were used to. After much research and discussion, we decided to spend half of our vacation visiting Vietnam and the other half exploring Cambodia.
|Tim takes a turn at rowing along the Mekong River.|
|This is one of the narrow caves we explored by boat.|
|While driving through the countryside,|
we saw many farmers working on their fields.
|A local woman poses with her water buffalo and its newborn calf.|
|This is the entrance to the oldest university in Vietnam.|
|We visited the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh.|
|The pig on this scooter is alive (for now).|
|The weather and scenery were perfect while sailing in Ha Long Bay.|
Scooters rule on the streets of Vietnam.
|Hoa Lo Prison is also known as Hanoi Hilton.|
|We saw many 100 year old Chinese homes in Hoi An.|
|Colorful, hand-made, silk lanterns are displayed everywhere.|
|Crowded Cho Binh Tay Market provides wholesale products to local shops.|
|A teenage tourist crawls into a tunnel opening used during the Vietnam war in Cu Chi.|
|Apparently, Tim can also fit inside this small opening.|
|We enjoyed a delicious lunch which included elephant fish.|