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Quiltville’s Quips & Snips!!: A Water Puppet Night!


What number of of you have got taken the time to benefit from the film “Traveler’s Information to Love” on Netflix?

We’re visiting so most of the spots proven within the Hanoi portion of that film – and it’s so enjoyable that I noticed the film solely every week in the past.

Schmaltzy in a Hallmark type of approach?  Sure!  However I loved it for my first touristy have a look at this stunning nation and every week later – I am standing right here.

I am nonetheless pinching myself!

That – and attempting to get my physique on some form of non-upside-down rhythm.  

I am heading to mattress in a couple of minutes so I believed I’d shoot this on the market whereas my eyeballs are nonetheless cooperating.

The little theater is sort of the vacationer magnet!

Water puppetry is a convention that dates again so far as the eleventh century when it originated within the villages of the Crimson River Delta space of northern Vietnam. At present’s Vietnamese water puppetry is a singular variation on the traditional Asian puppet custom.

The puppets are made out of wooden after which lacquered. The reveals are carried out in a waist-deep pool. A big bamboo rod helps the puppet below the water and is utilized by the puppeteers, who’re usually hidden behind a display, to regulate them. Thus the puppets seem like shifting over the water. When the rice fields would flood, the villagers would entertain one another utilizing this type of puppet play. [source]

It was so enjoyable to observe, and a good way to introduce ourselves to the wonderful historical past and music in Vietnam.

And sure – there’s a little video – flip your sound down only a bit – It isn’t precisely a lullaby.  LOL!

Click on to Play:

I’ve taken probably 200 pictures already.  It will likely be some time earlier than I’ve gone by way of all of them and have the power and time to publish them – I do know this can be a brief publish, however we have had a very full day – there will probably be extra to return!

Resort L’Opera, Hanoi!

One thing I did not know is that Vietnam was occupied by the French within the late 1800s – early 1900s.  There’s quite a lot of French arcitecture right here that I fully did not anticipate!

Our Resort is gorgeous, and comfortable and quiet after a day on the loopy streets seeing all the sights.

Dwelling candy dwelling for the primary 2 nights –

All of the comforts of dwelling and higher wifi than I’ve on the inn.  LOL! No joking – it is lightning quick and there’s not even a login or password required.

Floral “Bear pores and skin” rug.


My room is on the sixth flooring – the swimming pool is on the third.  There are these “rattan” balls suspended within the air all the way in which down, they usually have twinkle lights at evening.  Sure, my blinds are tightly closed, I would like full darkish to sleep!

Rest room –

These flooring tiles are iridescent!

Fairly swanky, eh?

There are extra posts to return as I’ve an opportunity – At present we went to the Temple of Literature (Confucius) and a cultural middle/museum to be taught extra in regards to the historical past and completely different teams of individuals in Vietnam.

Lunch was one other 10 course affair at a cooking college and SO GOOD!

There’s a lot extra, however proper now I would like sleep.

Tomorrow we’ve a 5 hour bus journey to our subsequent location the place we will probably be for a few nights –

I will contact again after I can!



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