Saturday, October 9, 2010

A Week of Celebration

(PICTURE: I remember when the countdown was a heck of a lot higher than 7.)

Tomorrow is the 1,000th anniversary of Hanoi. To state the obvious, it's been a long time coming.

All week long there have been celebrations around the city. On Sunday, Huyen and I met up with my friend Van and her fiance. We had a nice quiet walk around Hoam Kiem lake with about 150,000 of our closest Hanoi friends.

(PICTURE: We love headbands!)

The decorations around Hoam Kiem were pretty amazing. Between the lights, array of flowers and various stages set up, the city did a good job making the anniversary feel really momentous.
(PICTURE: A flower pictures made up of flowers.)