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  • Day24

    Mai Chau

    April 25, 2017 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Having not had the time to do Sapa, we decided on a less expensive alternative, Mai Chau. It's slightly closer to Hanoi but still has the beautiful scenery and typical rice terrace look and generally more guaranteed good weather. Having not heard much about the area itself, I was excited to see what it had to offer.

    Arriving there we settled in our homestay and had lunch almost immediately. The food was honestly incredible and I'm pretty sure I ate enough food for at least 4 people. Having finished the meal, all I could think about was how good dinner would be.

    The afternoon activity was a bike ride, probably a good thing in order work off the mass of food I had just eaten. During the cycle ride we rode through the large stretches of rice paddies which were absolutely stunning. It was also a beautiful day so we were extremely lucky with our views. We made one stop at a local village that had just been open to the public a few months where they made a large range of woven cloth, all a lovely array of colours.

    Heading back to the hostel at sunset was a gorgeous backdrop to end our cycle ride. Soon after we got back it was time for dinner and yet again they delivered the goods. All different food to lunch yet as delicious.

    Later on we had a treat of Vietnamese dancers come put a show in for us. They were such sweet people and it was so nice to see how much they enjoyed performing for us. In the end all of us even joined in and I'm not sure who had more fun, them or us.

    Safe to say I'm excited to see what Mai Chau brings tomorrow.
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  • Day142

    Winter in the Mai Chau valley

    January 17, 2019 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

  • Day141

    The Ancient Vietnamese Village

    January 16, 2019 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Yesterday we drove to a Vietnamese village that was built in the 16th century. We visited the communal house, dedicated to ‘Tang Huan Lan’ the deceased saint of the village. We also walked around and saw lots of traditional ancient Vietnamese houses, with some cool doors. Then we went into a house courtyard, which was also a restaurant and my parents and I had a very big lunch of rice 🍚, spring rolls 🌯, pumpkin and green bean soup 🍜, chicken 🍗 and mushrooms 🍄, roasted peanuts 🥜, sausage stuffed tomatoes 🍅, and more (for Dale and Malcolm, lunch was orange Fanta 🍹, plain rice 🍚, and peanut butter sandwiches 🥪 🥜). At the restaurant, there was a shed filled with old stuff, but there were also four tiny kittens and two adult cats! 🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈
    Then we all rode bikes 🚲 with Thomas (our tour guide), down to a wet rice field. It was extra wet when we got there because it was raining most of the day 🌧. Malcolm and Geoff both planted some rice plants 🌱 in the mud. Then we biked around the Vietnamese countryside, finished back at the restaurant, and drove back to the hotel.
    - Chloë
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  • Day89

    Tag 89 Hanoi 》Mai Chau

    December 27, 2019 in Vietnam ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    Goodbye Hanoi, so schnell werden wir uns nicht nochmal sehen. Tolle Stadt 🤗. Nun heißt es also auf nach Mai Chau aber warum nicht Sa Pa oder gar Ha Giang. Leider ist es momentan recht unbeständig, Wolkig und kühl 😩. Deswegen lassen wir das ausfallen und entdecken nun Mai Chau, ein beliebtes Wochenendziel der Hanoier.Read more

  • Day91

    Tag 91 Mai Chau # Chieu Cave

    December 29, 2019 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Heute ging es mal wieder in eine Cave 🙈. Das Gute wir mussten dazu nur Treppen hinauf gehen, das schlechte, es waren ca. 1200 Stufen 🥵🥵🥵. Aber und das ist auch hier wieder das Schöne, wir wurden mit einer imposanten und beeindruckenden Höhlen belohnt 🤘😁🤘.Read more

  • Dec26

    Mai Chau

    December 26, 2018 in Vietnam

    Aujourd'hui, nous partons à la campagne.

    Mai Chau se situe dans la province de Hoa Binh, à environ 150 kilomètres à l’ouest de Hanoi, à seulement 150m d'altitude. Le village se trouve entre de grandes falaises et est entourée de rizières.

    Nous profitons du beau temps pour nous balader en vélo à travers les rizières (qui sont malheureusement sèches à cette période) et les petits villages.

    Ici, nous dormons chez l'habitant dans une maison sur pilotis typique, avec un toit en feuilles de palmier, un plancher de bambou et de grandes fenêtres.
    La vue du balcon est reposante après l'agitation de la capitale.
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  • Day317

    Trang An / Ninh Binh

    June 23, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ ☁️ 34 °C

    In der Region um Ninh Binh kann man unglaublich viel "Vietnam" sehen und erleben. Gefluteten Reisfelder zwischen Felsen, versteckte Tempel in den Bergen oder Überreste des Chinesischen Kaiserreichs - hier kann man super viel auf eigene Faust entdecken. Übrigens ist die Region auch bei den Einheimischen als Urlaubsziel beliebt.Read more

  • Day270

    Mai Chau, Vietnam

    March 2, 2016 in Vietnam ⋅ 🌙 10 °C

    Got back into the homestay scene in Pom Cong village of Mai Chau district. "White Thai" and H'mong minorities live in stilted bamboo homes amidst rice paddies, water buffalo, and grazing cattle. Both groups are known for their textile work, and beneath most homes are scarves, shirts, and other goods for dirt cheap prices.Read more

  • Day4

    Mai Chau,Vietnam

    August 28, 2011 in Vietnam ⋅ 🌙 24 °C

    We took a fascinating drive up to a classical Vietnamese village called Mai Chau, where we had lunch with locals. Driving through many villages and small towns was a most interesting insight into Vietnamese daily life.
    Returning to Hanoi late in the afternoon we did some shopping and a bit more sight-seeing.
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