Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy new year...

Happy new year and only the best for all our friends and family wherever in this world they are. Warm greetings from Halong Bay, Vietnam

Quote from Eternal Love Quotes

"A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away."

Bil Keane

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sunset at Halong Bay

Sunset at Halong Bay, Vietnam. Three day boat cruise

Quote from Eternal Love Quotes

"For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it."

Ivan Panin

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Today we arrived at our Hotel in Halong Bay, very nice landscape, Hotel is fine, but totally quiet over here, so far we do not see any other tourist. We look forward to a three day boat cruising trip at Halong Bay and new year celebration on the boat from tomorrow on. Nice to be at the beach and sea side now.

Quote from Eternal Love Quotes

"Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me."

Sarah Bernhardt

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Dinner in Hanoi

We just finished a nice and big dinner in our favorite restaurant in Hanoi. Great and tasty Vietnamese food, we really enjoyed it. Also we really like the fresh Vietnamese coffee over here. Last dinner before we leave tomorrow morning for Halong Bay, to celebrate New Year together at Halong Bay.

Quote from Eternal Love Quotes

"A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway."

Fr. Jerome Cummings

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Quote from Eternal Love Quotes

"Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that."

Michael Leunig

Afternoon in Hanoi

This afternoon we visited the National History Museum of Vietnam here in Hanoi, really interesting exhibition. Happy to walk together in the museum and to have common interest in history and arts.

Morning and early afternoon in Hanoi

The morning we spend with some window shopping in a mall in Hanoi and after some lunch we enjoyed the early afternoon at the old opera in Hanoi having some ice creme and coffee there. The coffee over here in Vietnam taste extremely good, normally I am more into tea, but the coffee over here is just sensational.

Quote from Eternal Love Quotes

"If a man doesn't chase a man a little, he doesn't love him."

Based on a quote from Edgar Watson Howe

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Sightseeing tour Hanoi

This morning we had a sightseeing tour with a tour guide in Hanoi. We went to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Temple of Literature, old French quarter and some other places.

Quote from Eternal Love Quotes

"Love is a sign from the heavens that you are here for a reason."

J. Ghetto

Friday, December 24, 2010

Our first christmas in real together

In our room at Sunway Hotel in Hanoi we celebrated tonight our first Christmas in real together. Special time with special memories. Some wonderful gifts and surprises for each other. ILYSM

Christmas party in Hanoi

Tonight we attended the Christmas party and Christmas dinner at the Sunway Hotel in Hanoi. Very different compared to traditional Christmas celebration in Germany though.

Merry Christmas

From our Christmas celebration in Hanoi, Vietnam; we want to send our best wishes for this Christmas to all our friends, families and readers of our blog, in which part of the world they might be right now. Thinking on Christmas of all these loved ones units us and makes us one, even over distance or if they left us already. Merry and blessed Christmas to everyone!

Morning sightseeing Hanoi

We spend the morning walking around for some sightseeing in Hanoi, nice time and nice old, French style city center.

Christmas decoration in Hanoi

Some photos of the nice christmas decoration at the Sunway Hotel in Hanoi.

Quote from Eternal Love Quotes

"Within you I lose myself. Without you I find myself wanting to become lost again."


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Arrived in Hanoi...

Late afternoon we arrived in Hanoi, for our vacation in Vietnam. Right now we are at our Hotel in Hanoi (Sunway Hotel), listening in the bar to some nice live music, while having some cocktails.
First impression of Hanoi and Vietnam? Compared to Cambodia and Thailand, I miss the smiling people, most people over here look very sad and unhappy. Also compared to Phnom Penh, from a first impression, Hanoi is far more dirty. But have to be fair, this is just a first quick impression, after a half day only.
But one is for sure, the cocktails at the bar of the Sunway Hotel in Phnom Penh are much better than the ones over here at Sunway Hanoi.
Curious to discover more of Hanoi and Vietnam in the coming days...

Quote from Eternal Love Quotes

"A friend is someone, who upon seeing another friend in immense pain, would rather be the one experiencing the pain than to have to watch their friend suffer."

Amanda Grier

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Khmer Wedding songs

Bought this morning at Monument bookstore in Phnom Penh this interesting CD with Khmer wedding songs and music... :-)

Sightseeing in Phnom Penh

Spend this morning to walk around for some sightseeing and shopping in Phnom Penh. Really nice, sunny day. Enjoyed the time to walk around.

Quote from Eternal Love Quotes

"A man content to go to heaven alone will never go to heaven."


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lovely surprise

Yesterday evening I received a ver lovely and early Christmas surprise from my one and only. A wonderful red rose and a very nice and beautiful tie, made of Cambodian silk. Really like the colors and it's design. What a special surprise... :-)