Bill and Sue-On Hillman:
A 50-Year Musical Odyssey
HILLMAN INDOCHINA ADVENTURE
ROAD TRIP FROM HANOI TO HA LONG BAY I
Pt. 1: Streets and Bridges
14 in Indochina: We arose at 6 am, down for breakfast, deposited electronics
and our backpacks at the front desk security. We had packed an overnight
bag for the cruise on Halong Bay and the hotel agreed to store our
luggage until our return. All aboard for a four-hour bus ride.
Again, Bill had permission to
sit in the co-pilot's seat from which he was able to take scads of photos
along the way. Not the safest seat since there was only glass and thin
metal separating him from potential collisions -- but it certainly cut
back on motion sickness.
His photos captured some great
local colour: the colourful modes of transport, houses, businesses, parks,
overpasses, and skylines during the 30 minutes it took to pass through
the city. We crossed over the Red River on a very large modern bridge.
The river provides water for the city and for irrigation -- it has been
a long-time trade route to China.
Beam and Sue-On settle in for the 4-hour bus ride
to Ha Long Bay
Our Motorcycle Escort
The fascinating sights along the way really kept our
Gas Stations ~ High Rises ~ Store Fronts ~ Homes ~ Riders and
Pedestrians ~ Strange Cargos
Onto the Bridge Across the Red River
A wide range of businesses, factories, hotels, greenery, construction
projects, eateries, parks . . .
MORE VIETNAM VII PHOTOS IN THE
MAIN INDOCHINA PAGE
and Sue-On Hillman