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Published: July 31st 2008
I have to start with an apologize cause I don't have much linguistic inspiration
for the moment... I am too buzzy with my project of a documentation corner, ( I will tell you later about that)
But I don't want to keep my pictures that I made in the peacefull valley of Mai Chau...
so just a short story...
Mai chau was on my priority list since the beginning... if you know me a bit than you won't be surprised that I was immediately excited by reading " get a real experience by staying at a stilt house with the local family"... last friday I finally "created" some time to get this experience...
The yourney from Mai Chau was a challenge and a test for my patience and survival skills... first the bus, then a motorcycle to catch a another bus, being kicked out in the middle of nowhere and with people around me that were showing me only 3 fingers ( = 3 kilometers, right) so I started to walk, grapped a ride on the back of a cycle when I was tired, bagged a girl to help me to catch a taxi,
the valley of Mai Chau
a steep hike of 500 steps... it was worth it
I walked again, the lady followed me and picked me up and brought me the next village (=3 kilometers but not Mai Chau) and there I found a man that wanted to bring me to Mai Chau on the back of his Xe Om ( motorbike)... a trip in the dark through the valley and the mountains of more than an hour!
But, don't worry... everything under controll and I reached Mai Chau, booked my coconutcarpet on the floor in the house of a local family ... the beginning of an amazing experience!
The valley is a source of peace and quietness... paddyfields all around, the people still live in stilthouses and the mountains keep the beauty as a treasure...
it is one of my favoriths in North Vietnam!
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