Halong Bay - Sapa - Hanoi


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June 29th 2012
Published: October 24th 2012
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Halong Bay is usually high on any tourist’s list of things to do and see in Vietnam. Once we’d boarded the boat, it didn’t take long for us to find out why. The limestone that dominates northern Laos’ forested landscape with steep mountains and deep caves is mirrored here, rising majestically from the blue sea. Halong Bay is very similar to Ao Phang-Nga, off Thailand’s Andaman coast, but... Read Full Entry



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Young Vietnamese enjoy a drink or two.Young Vietnamese enjoy a drink or two.
Young Vietnamese enjoy a drink or two.

Cat Ba is popular with domestic tourists.
RefugeesRefugees
Refugees

The Hmong women walked with us most of the day.
The implicit deal was that they would buy something...The implicit deal was that they would buy something...
The implicit deal was that they would buy something...

To thank the Hmomg women for their assistance. They didn't.
Water buffaloWater buffalo
Water buffalo

Oft-repeated SE Asian image.
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The trekkers' reward

Vietnam provides many opportunities for plentiful tasty food.
Our host and BenOur host and Ben
Our host and Ben

Rice wine bottles on the table, including one Ben bought.
Rice terracesRice terraces
Rice terraces

They do not look after themselves.



24th October 2012

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