Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Colorful Bac Ha Market

There ware many minority tribes in the north of Vietnam. Each has their own customs and they live in villages scattered throughout the region. What strikes the eye the most is their wardrobe. Each kind of people have their own … Continue reading

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Among the H’mong

We were seriously considering not even coming to Sapa. Originally, it was one of the can’t miss places in Vietnam. However, as we made our way north the weather got colder and wetter. We also met people who were making … Continue reading

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Bia Hoi in Hanoi

Hanoi is a great city. It is bustling, colorful and busy. Since it is the week before Tet, the city is even more lively than usual. The Vietnamese are busy running around and shopping. Mopeds carrying kumquat trees criss cross … Continue reading

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Hanoi in Primary Colors

Hanoi is a very colorful city, and is even more so in preparation for the Tet holiday. We found that it was nice to mute out the kaleidoscope and concentrate on one hue.

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Cat Ba Island on Halong Bay

Time to head back to the water. It has been some time since we did any strenous activity. We headed out to the fabled Ha Long Bay. Instead of sleeping on a boat like many people do, we went to … Continue reading

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The Old Capital of Hue

Hue is the historic capital city of Vietnam. Generations of emperors who shared the name Nguyen made this foggy and cloudy city their home. They’ve built a walled city, and inside the walled city a palace complex. Not much of … Continue reading

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Historic Hoi An

The tailor city. That’s what it should be called. Hoi An is a very pleasant historic town on a river in central Vietnam. The old town is filled with charming two story buildings which have been built by the merchants … Continue reading

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