#24

Perfume Pagoda
Hanoi, VIETNAM
First visit: 2000
Revisited by Laura Watilo Blake: May 5, 2020

What is beautiful enough to entice a suburban professional traveler/housewife/mother/wife from Cleveland to drop everything she was doing and fly halfway around the world for?

On her birthday, no less.

Ask my dear friend Laura Watilo Blake.

She said Vietnam has always been on her bucket list and I can’t think of a more beautiful place than the Perfume Pagoda for her first trip to the land of the Ascending Dragon.

Happy Birthday Laura!

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