Hanoi: Poised Between Ideology & Reality

Sunday Sep 13, 2015

2000 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104-1459
US

Phone: 243-7255
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

$0-$20

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

Albuquerque International Association

Phone: 505-856-7277
Website: Click to Visit

A lecture by Dr. Monika Ghattas, retired professor of history at CNM, about Hanoi.

The Albuquerque International Association will host a lecture by Dr. Monika Ghattas, retired professor of history at CNM.

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is a kaleidoscope of colors, cultures, and commotion. There is the old quarter of narrow alleys, ubiquitous vendors balancing their wares on bamboo poles, and a constant whirlwind of screeching scooters. Tourists are lured into shops by savvy salesmen, while sidewalks are converted into makeshift kitchens. Not far away lies official Hanoi with manicured lawns, carefully sculpted bonsai trees, and smartly uniformed soldiers—all leading up to the massive mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh and a museum celebrating his life and accomplishments.   In other parts of the city ancient shrines and temples are being restored—indicating pride in a historical past that is also an important incentive for burgeoning tourism. Altogether, Hanoi is a perfect place for exploring and discovering the unexpected.

Cost: $15/AIA Members, $20/Non-Members; Students (under 26) with ID – Free.  You can pay on-line at www.abqinternational.org with credit card or at the door (cash and check only).

As seating is limited to 80, we encourage you to register in advance.