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  • Day142

    Winter in the Mai Chau valley

    January 17 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    It’s a bit cooler in the mountains! Yesterday, we ate delicious northern Vietnamese fare, and drank shots of rice wine, in jackets and toques. Today was a lovely grey day for a long, green bike ride through rice fields (all recently harvested), and small villages. We were joined by a surprise escort, a village dog (“Snuffles”) who stayed with us for over an hour. Now i am waiting for a sunset in front of our little villa... but I just don’t think it’s going to penetrate this thick white sky... I’m not complaining - it’s very peaceful here!Read more

  • Day6

    Pearl Farm

    April 16 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Visited Ha Long Bay Pearl Farm. The two items needed to induce the formation of a cultured pearl are a piece of mantle and a nucleus. The mantle piece, taken from a donor oyster, is grafted into the gonad of the recipient oyster, along with a spherical shell bead nucleus. We saw how the technicians completed this process grafting up to 900 oysters a day. Was spoilt with Mark buying me a pearl necklace for my birthday.Read more

  • Day3

    Foodie Tour at Night

    April 13 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Wow....on the back of scooters traveling all over Hanoi to see the sites and eat and learn about traditional Vietnamese street food. On the tour we ate:
    Noodles with pork and broth, Vietnamese sandwich, green papaya salad, steam pancake with pork onion and mushroom, fried glass noodles with beef, fried spring rolled with fried rice, egg coffee and dessert of pandang sticky rice with coconut ice cream.
    So full, but such an amazing time with our guides Mango and Ha.
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  • Day3

    Ho Chi Minh Mousoleum's Complex

    April 13 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Today we took part in a city tour of Hanoi. As part of this tour we visited the body of Ho Chi Minh. People travel every week for up to 4 -6 hours and line up for nearly 2 to come and see him to pay their respects. We also saw the Presidential Palace, Uncle Ho’s House on stilts and Ba Dinh Square where president Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence to Vietnam on September 2, 1945.Read more

  • Day4

    Cat Cat Village

    April 14 in Vietnam ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    In the afternoon we went on a trek with our guide and her 3 month old baby girl to the Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Black H’mong women are famous for making cloth from hemp and dying it a deep indigo blue. I even rubbed the indigo tree leaves in my hands! They wear long blouses decorated with batik flowers over short trousers and they wrap long scarves around their legs. We then went to the valley bottom to the foot of a stunning waterfall and the remains of a hydroelectric power station constructed during Vietnam’s French colonial times. Trekking distance was about 3.9 kms and took about 2 1/2 hours.Read more

  • Day4

    Traditional Home

    April 14 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    We had the opportunity to see into the home of a family on our trek. It was so very small, and they also use the top floor area as a store room for corn they dry to feed the pigs and chickens. Even got to see a jar of snakes!

  • Day5

    Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai Village

    April 15 in Vietnam ⋅ 🌧 20 °C

    8:30 am start ... trekking down to the south east of Sapa along the side of Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho, then trek through rice terraces & along Muong Hoa stream to Lao Chai village was only a brief moment we could take in the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son mountain as the fog was so so heavy. We went through the terraced rice fields to Ta Van village, home of Dzay minority people. The Dzay people speak Tay – a language belonging to the Thai group. Dzay women wear a five-panel blouse split at the sides & buttoned on the right & dark indigo trousers. The blouses differ in color depending on their age. Old women usually wear darker shades. Women wrap their hair around their head & fix it in place with red thread. The ground was so slippery... I came unstuck and landed in mud and buffalo crap!!! Was a total of 10.5 kms today.Read more

  • Day176

    Halong Bucht - Weil es so schön ist...

    November 27, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Some more pictures from our second day in the halong bay. It is really amazing in the bay and even the weather is perfect. It was a lot of fun!

    Ein paar weitere Bilder von unserem zweiten Tag in der Halong Bucht. Es war einfach beeindruckend und es ist ein bisschen schade, dass es schon vorbei ist. Das Wetter war perfekt und wir hatten eine Menge Spaß!Read more

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