Another Christmas in Vietnam. According to annual tradition, last week I hosted the 4th annual screening of "It's a Wonderful Life" at VietnamWorks. ["A toast! To my big brother George -- the richest man in town!" chokes me up every time.]
This year I decided to spend Christmas with the North team in Hanoi. Special thanks to Bryan Pelz for a special Christmas Eve dinner at his house on Nha Tho street, ground zero of Christmas Hanoi. He had great company and Bing crooning Christmas faves. Felt all Christmas-y!
Like Saigon, Christmas in Hanoi is a big party. The big day is Christmas eve. Kinda feels like New Years in the USA. People flock to areas with public Christmas decorations to pose and snap pictures with their kids dressed in little Santa suits. Oh, and they cruise like massive schools of fish coursing down the streets. I took a bunch of pics of my own. Enjoy!