Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Goodbye Hanoi

Last views of Hanoi before heading south.

Crossing the Red River with views of the 1 682 metre long Long Bien Bridge. This bridge, we were told, was designed by Eiffel (as in the Eiffel Tower fame) and was heavily bombed during the war. It was the northbound access for all vehicles out of the city until 1983 but these days it is only used for trains, cyclists and pedestrians.

View of the same bridge from the roof-top of our Hotel.

Last minute shopping in Hanoi and the only way to beat the heat is to go by rickshaw.


dive said...

Bye bye Hanoi.
What a brilliant time you have had there, Jules.

Donna said... safe sweetie!!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Stunning.. the last picture is a very happy one..