Thursday, January 7, 2010
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Lots of carvings. Some places looked like they were all set up to play chess!
The tour then went on to include pagodas, some of the emperors' tombs and the Citadel. This first shot is of Thien Mu Pagoda that is situated on a lovely hill that overlooks a very elaborate cemetery.
Lots of cool bonsai...
and some very young monks.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
So here we all are - across the table from each other - on Christmas Eve. Reunited again in Hue after Joan and John had a few days in Hanoi and Judy and Jerry had a few days in Hoi An. Where else but "Little Italy" for a little holiday cheer! We each got to select a "gift" off the Christmas tree and there was plenty of good "spirits" to go around.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
The lovely pool at our hotel where we swam a few times.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Desserts were chocolate mousse with whiskey (note to self - great way to hide whiskey), chocolate crepe, and flan.
Last but not least, upon leaving the restaurant which was on the second floor, here was this little boy who was very happy to pose in front of the row of nativities out front. And, all the children here say "hello" to us and give us the peace sign.
After we got back on our private boat in the river, our guide cracked open a couple of coconuts for us to sample on our trip back to our private car. So, here's Uncle Jerry looking like he's on Safari. It reminded me of the safari boat trip in Disneyworld - sans the crocodiles and rhinos spraying us with water.
All for now, gotta go pack and check out of this hotel. On to Hoi An this afternoon.