Sunday, January 13, 2008
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.