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Silk shop in Hoi An old town  
   

Silk shop in Hoi An old town

Women making silk embroidered art in Hoi An old town. They copy images from postcards or photgraphs, and the quality is exceptional. We never asked, but it looked like their working conditions were very uncomfortable. They were there from morning to evening and they NEVER looked up or got distracted when people came in. I could learn something from their focus!
Posting #6: The Ancient City of Hoi An

July 12th 2009
Xin Chao, friends! I got a little behind on our blogging, so it’s stretching my memory just a bit to tell you about the ancient city of Hoi An in central Vietnam. I’ll try my best. We were very excited to go to Hoi An because we heard from so many people that it was a very unique and beautiful city. We had a bit of a hellish ride - 7 hours in another cramped and airless mini-van sittin ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Quảng Nam » Hoi An

Vietnamese Flag The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more
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