Tag Archive: trees

Hanoi’s Trees

One of the special features of Hanoi which make it such a beautiful and atmospheric city is its trees. The French introduced the western concept of boulevards lined with trees planted along the… Continue reading

Sau Season in Hanoi

By the beginning of June the Sau trees (Dracontomelon) that line many of Hanoi’s streets are covered in marble sized, hard, green fruit. The glut doesn’t last long however – troupes of illegal… Continue reading

Colorful blooms signal the end of the Vietnamese school year

An autumnal Hoan Kiem Lake

These are photographs I took of Hoan Kiem lake during the beautiful weather we had at the beginning of December. Sadly, I now have not seen the sun in three weeks, although Hoan… Continue reading