I usually don’t go on tours, but in Vietnam I did.
It seemed easier that way.
The guides l met all spoke good Japanese.
I was in Vietnam around September 2 which is Independence Day.
So my pictures have many Vietnamese flags.
It shows a yellow star on a red background.
Red represents blood.
One guide explained that the 5 points of the yellow star express the unity of the hand.
Another guide told me that the 5 points represent warriors, farmers, artisans, tradesmen and soldiers.
I thought that Ho Chi Minh was like Tokyo and Hanoi reminds me of Osaka.
I liked Hanoi better.
This is my last post about Vietnam.
I had a good time there.
These are some street scenes in Hanoi.
I stayed at a hotel in a village near Noi Bai International Airport one night before leaving Hanoi.
I saw cows.
I met people who were playing vollyball.
They asked me to play with them.
If I wasn’t wearing sandals, I may have played with them, because I use to play volleyball.
And the food I ate there was good.
It was serene feslimng town.
A Grandmother and a child at a restraurant.
They were cute.
I went to some town about 40 minutes by bus from the Old Quarter.
The bus cost about 40 cents.
The town had relaxing feeling.
This is the longest ceramic mosaic wall in the world.
Its length is 4km.
I saw it only from a car and a bus.
I really wanted to see it more closely and carefully.
As you can see in the right side of the picture, to brew Vietnamese coffee they use a metal filter on each cup.
After 5 minutes or so, it is ready.
Usually people add condensed milk.
It is very rich and sweet.
But I like it.
The picture below is an egg coffee at Cafe Pho Co which is a hideaway cafe in Hanoi.