Vietnam - Temples and Traffic

March 25th, 2006

Our introduction to Vietnam wasn’t quite what we anticipated. Arriving in Hanoi from Bangkok we jumped into our transfer van expecting to be raced hazardously through the streets to our hotel. Instead, we meandered along at a mere 30 kilometres an hour. Exactly which side of the road we should have been on was not entirely clear- but we were too busy admiring the Vietnamese countryside to worry about oncoming traffic. Our driver probably thought our faces were stuck to the lens of our cameras as we snapped away at the glittering emerald rice fields and marveled at all the tall, skinny houses, decorated in yellows, blues, pinks and reds, that punctuated the paddy fields.

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