Ngoc Ha Hotel
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... we got to witness a traditional dance and our buddies were all in the traditional dance of the mountain people! They even pulled some of the Miami students on to the floor to dance with them. A campus tour came next and we got to view the facilities. It was all pretty standard except it was so weird to me that there weren’t different buildings for different majors. It was a classroom and that was the “business school.” We ...
... weapon. I spent one more round, then 3 more due to the automatic firing. I needed to work on my trigger finger. Jane only had 4 bullets to play with. Jane was getting quite concerned, she fired the first round off but then it kept jamming. We had heard about bullets going off in chambers and exploding in people's faces. Thankfully the gun eventually played ball and we were done. Worth the £12? Definitely. It's not everyday we get to fire an AK47.
I was happy to go home already. ...
... along the banks of the river. We were told that 20 million people live on the delta.
We stopped at a very small 'creek' and got on to small wooden boats (4 to a boat) to travel to the village where we were to have lunch. Ours was powered by a 50'ish year old lady, standing at the back of the boat with 2 oars, who was determined to beat all the other boats to our destination and laughing her head off and yelling things in Vietnamese as ...
... the walls, communication systems in place and even some basic living quarters. I can't imagine what it would have been like to work down there whilst a war raged above your head.
Moving away from the war themed tourist spots we headed towards our hotel via Notre Dame - a twin towered cathedral with some similarities in design to that in Paris (see Paris blog). It was closed for a service when we arrived but we were able to ...
... beginning at 8pm. This was 70 minutes of spectacularly choreographed modern ballet. A cast of superbly trained actor-gymnasts, to the accompaniment of haunting music, gave us a vivid picture of Vietnamese life, both rural and urban. The show opened with striking motifs from the provinces - fishermen’s coracles and bamboo sticks – and closed with typical scenes from the city, including a power-cut. As we left, the actors were standing in the foyer, posing for photographs. ...