Vietnam, Part 1: North Vietnam


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November 13th 2014
Published: January 2nd 2015
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In late October my mum came to visit me in Singapore. She spent a few days in the city with me and then, on 29th October, we headed off for a two week trip to Vietnam. I had booked a pre-arranged trip that would take us to Hanoi, Halong Bay, and Ninh Binh in North Vietnam, to Hué and Hoi An in Central Vietnam, and to Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta in South Vietnam. We arrived in Hanoi in the ... Read Full Entry



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Ninh Binh: Mum on her bikeNinh Binh: Mum on her bike
Ninh Binh: Mum on her bike

We went cycling along small roads and got a nice impression of the landscape and the way people live there.
Ninh Binh: Dry Halong BayNinh Binh: Dry Halong Bay
Ninh Binh: Dry Halong Bay

The rock formations are the same as in Halong Bay, but the rocks are not in the sea, but on the main land, surrounded by rice paddies.
Ninh Binh: Ducks on the riverNinh Binh: Ducks on the river
Ninh Binh: Ducks on the river

... on our boat trip down one of the rivers.
Ninh Binh: Along the riverNinh Binh: Along the river
Ninh Binh: Along the river

... rowing boat, sleeping dog, and water lillies.
Ninh Binh: Everyday life on the riverNinh Binh: Everyday life on the river
Ninh Binh: Everyday life on the river

People in the area are farmers or fishermen. The lady in the picture here is fishing.
Ninh Binh: View from our hotel roomNinh Binh: View from our hotel room
Ninh Binh: View from our hotel room

... across the small terrace onto the lake with its water lillies.
Ninh Binh: Behind our hotelNinh Binh: Behind our hotel
Ninh Binh: Behind our hotel

Small bridge that lead from the hotel garden onto a small track that went all the way around the lake.
Ninh Binh: Mosquito nets in our hotel roomNinh Binh: Mosquito nets in our hotel room
Ninh Binh: Mosquito nets in our hotel room

Prepared for the night so that we would not be bitten by mosquitos.



4th January 2015
Another sunset in Halong Bay

Beautiful
Sounds like a great trip
5th January 2015
Another sunset in Halong Bay

Re: Beautiful
It was a beautiful trip. I liked Vietnam, especially the people there, they were so so warm and friendly.

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