Photos by Emily Nelson, (University of Minnesota – Twin Cities) Student Correspondent CET Vietnam, Summer 2018 During one of our Vietnamese classes, we went to the Book Street and had to interview people. Here, Chloe found a group of students and they wanted her to interview all of them. It was a fun experience. After Chloe interviewed all of the kids, they wanted to take a picture with Chloé, Matthew, Yunyang, and I. During our last week, one of the roommates, Kim Ngan (“Apple”) invited all of us to her home for dinner. Her mother made us many different dishes that were delicious. It was also one of the other roommate’s, Hà, birthday. We had cake and homemade yogurt and then did some karaoke. One the second day of the Halong Bay tour, we went to cave on one of the islands. It was very hot and humid in the cave, but it was really cool to see. When I got back from Halong Bay, I decided to walk around the Old Quarter of Hanoi before I went off to the airport. That day they had the streets blocked off to create a walking a street. It was nice to walk around the streets without having to worry about motorbikes. In the center of the lake is the Ngoc Son Temple. It was built in commemoration of a 13th century military leader. I however could not go to the temple because it was closed. Right next to the walking street in the Old Quarter is Hoàn Kiếm Lake, which means “Lake of the Returned Sword.” The lake is in the center of Hanoi and there is many street vendors selling delicious food around it. Our last meal together was at Spice Bistro in District 1. The food was very good and the company was even better. It was our last meal all together. I am sad to see CET Vietnam Summer 2018 come to an end. I have met so many amazing people and the roommates were great. I hope to come back to Vietnam again someday.