Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Back in Hanoi and farewell dinner

Back in Hanoi

2, 4, 6, 8 - single file along the streets of Hanoi

Last night dinner

A happy bunch in the bus

Last walk around Hanoi

To Ha Long Bay and back

Leaving Hanoi

Heading out into Ha Long Bay

Tim and Cendall looking relaxed

The students also looking relaxed!

Fishing in Ha Long Bay 

As the sun goes down

All up at 5.30am for the sunrise

Then Tai Chi at 7am

Then a climb to the top of an island (470 steps) by 9am ...

... for a group photo

... and a beach paddle

Sunday, October 9, 2016

A day of politics in Hanoi

Breakfast view


At Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum

Changing the guards at the Mausoleum

The residence for the French Governor 

Ho Chi Minh's residence 

The first university in Vietnam

Happy students graduating at the university

A visit to the Hanoi 'Hilton' prison

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Danang and then to Hanoi

Red Beach in Danang - the place in 1965 of the US Marines landing.

Dragon Bridge in Danang

The wonderful Mr Tho

Leaving Danang

Trishaw ride through the old quarter of Hanoi

Water Puppet show in Hanoi

Along the Red River 

Night walk in Hanoi

Friday, October 7, 2016

A day of Vietnamese culture

Flying from Ho Ch Min City to Danang and then to Hoi An

Farewell to our bus driver Mr T at the Ho Chi Min Airport

Looking at China Beach in Danang

Marble cutting in Danang

Silk weaving at the tailor shop  in Hoi An

Chinese Temple in Hoi An

Early 17th Century Japanese Bridge (Chua Cau) in Hoi An

Looking at designs at the tailor

Night falls on the River at Hoi An

Talking history at the nightly debriefing session

Thursday, October 6, 2016

School visit day

 Visit to a small primary school on the old Nui Dat Australian base.

In the classroom watching ...

... why are they laughing?  A very bad map of Australia! 

The ANZAC students with some of the primary students visited.

Students with footballs, tennis balls and equipment donated - thanks everyone at home.