The fact that their spirits stayed as high as they did while we acquainted ourselves with the city is a credit to them all. We visited the Ho Chi Minh complex (but opted out of the viewing of Ho Chi Minh once we saw the two-three hour queue), the Imperial Citadel (a UNESCO World Heritage site), the Hanoi Hilton, and the Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam (and where Vietnamese students now visit and say prayers to pass their exams).
We also saw an eye-opening display at the Hanoi Hilton that showed how well the American prisoners had been treated and how much they loved their captors. We followed that up with a discussion about propaganda...
|AnneMarie and Ariel on the grounds of the Presidential Palace.|
|Dessert from a delicious lunch at Pots and Pans!|