City tour walk – Hoan Kiem lake – June 10 2018

City tour walk – Hoan Kiem lake – June 10 2018

William – from Netherlands and his wife joined in our city walk on June 10.

Hoan Kiem Lake, Post office, Ngoc Son temple, The Huc Bridge, Walking Street. Are those places familiar with you? We bet you will say yes because every weekend you probably often spend time in this area hanging out with family and friends, drinking beer and people watching …and you think that there isn’t anything you don’t know about the area. Hold on and give us a chance to show to you a different new view of this special place as William did.

William is from the Netherlands. He and his wife moved to Hanoi 1 year ago and now he is working at Metropole Hotel as General Manager. Through advice from one of his friend, he and his wife registered to join in our walk.

We met in front of Ly Thai To statue (12 Le Lai Street) at 9 a.m and together we enjoyed a wonderful Sunday morning walk around Hoan Kiem Lake discussing its points of interest, the stories, history, legends and traditions.

William said that he learned a lot about Hoan Kiem lake area’s history and its beauty in an interesting and charming way – which was thanks to our guide (Mr Alvaro). He and his wife plan to join other activities like city tour walks, watching movies, excursions to traditional villages etc. in the near future and especially the Water puppets show which be held on Saturday June 23.

Ronke – from Nigeria and her sister joined in our city walk on June 10.

She has lived in Hanoi for 3 years and said she fell in love with Vietnam at first sight. We found out that she wore a nice T-shirt bearing the Vietnam map showing many places familiar to Vietnamese people. When we asked her how many places has she visited in Vietnam, she said over 15 cities and provinces and she was especially impressed by the wealth of the Me Kong Delta such as its nature, people personalities, agriculture. Last year she spent most of the summer in Ha Giang finding out about local life and discovering the beauty of rice season in here.

She said that she was very happy to have a chance to join in our city tour walk. “The tour was very informative, the main purpose was very clear and the guide was just perfect and knowledgeable about the places which we visited. Alvaro talked not too fast not too slow and easy to follow up. “said Ronke.

After taking this tour, she definitely plans to sign up as a new FVH member and is looking forward to more FVH events.

Many thanks from Friends of Vietnam Heritage Group.

Friends of Vietnam Heritage Group always welcome friends who share a big love for Vietnam’s culture and the people. Join and find more about its true beauty.

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Inside Ngoc Son temple
VTC 10 interviewing our guide – Mr Alvaro
On the Hanoi walking street

 

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Interviews

 

Friends of Vietnam Heritage Group always welcome friends who share a big love for Vietnam’s culture and the people. Join and find more about its true beauty.

Please visit our website and follow us on Facebook to catch up with variety of interesting activities.

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Book Club discussion — Last Night I Dreamed of Peace

FVH April Book Club

The discussion of Last Night I Dreamed of Peace was really interesting as through the pages of the diary of the young Vietnamese Doctor posted near the battlefields during the Vietnamese war. We live with her thoughts and feel her extreme anxiety as the enemy soldiers got closer, feel her pain as a young soldier’s life bled away as she watches helplessly unable to do more without medicines and surgical instruments. These dark moments are interwoven with light happy tones as the warmth of loyal friendships are bonded and joy shared. When the diary ends abruptly it is representative of her young life snuffed out.

Each of us read the portions that touched us the most and spoke on the subject of war and how it brings only misery in numerous lives. One of the Members had seen the picture and write up about this young Doctor Dang Thuy Tram at the Vietnamese Women’s Museum and had wanted to know more about this brave young woman.

Next Month the 3rd of May, the first Thursday we will be discussing The Quiet American by Graham Greene

On 7th of June:

The Incredible Double Spy Or Perfect Spy by Pham Xuan An

On 5th of July:

The Sorrow of War by Phan Thanh Hao(the Vietnamese Author), English Version by Frank Palmos

These books are available in
Foreign Language Bookworld
32 Hai Ba Trung Str

Phone Number-84438254068.

Submitted be Piu Lahiri,  one of our FVH Book Club organisers.

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