Sunday, January 13, 2008

around Hanoi






While we wait for all the paperwork to be done, our Agency people here- Thuy (our tiny 90 lb wonder)and Hoang (our man in Hanoi) have arranged for us to see some of the city. We toured the beautiful lake area, saw the famous water puppet show and visited the Temple of Literature which was Vietnam's first University- founded in 1062 for the study of ancient texts and writing. It has a lovely Pagoda style architecture and tree lined walkways. In the back is a Buddist Temple to give offerings to the gods and special turtle monuments awarded to the best student each year. It was a lovely distraction from al the waiting and wishing.

4 comments:

Alison said...

Can't wait to meet this GAWJUS child! Also Bob looks pretty good in the hat. . .

jordan said...

I am a new cousin to phoebe and I am so happy about that! The moment i heard that a wonderful babby was coming in to my family I got butterflies in my stomach. I was so so so happy and excited for my terrific aunt nancy and I am only 9 years old but even if I don't really understand i am still as happy as any one else! i love my aunt nancy so much and I already love phoebe from my toes to the tipy top of my head! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo your bigest fan, your neice jordan.

Jennifer Wintzer, RYT said...

Nancy, I am so happy for you. Can't wait to meet Phoebe. Best wishes and safe travels. Namaste, Jen

Harvey&Janet said...

Dear Friends, We love taking this virtual trip with you. Phoebe is beautiful, and we can't wait to get our hands on her! Hurry home!!

With much love -- Safe journey --

Janet & Harvey