Category Archives: Vietnam

Photo of the week: Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam

The houses in the picture are all part of a floating village in the sea, in Ha Long Bay in northern Viet Nam. Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO world heritage site with hundreds upon hundreds of rocks like these … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: Black Hmong in Viet Nam

“You’ll have your own dedicated fan following,” a friend had warned us, on the evening we were going to take an overnight train to Sapa in north Viet Nam. Sapa is probably best known amongst tourists for the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Breakfast in Sapa

On a rainy, misty morning in Sapa in north-west Vietnam we sat down for an equally watery all Vietnamese breakfast. We ordered delicious, steaming bowls of Pho Ga (Pron. Fur). Think of it as southeast Asian chicken noodle soup with personality … Continue reading

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The best meal of 2010 at La Badiane in Hanoi

We had really worked up an appetite by the time we walked into Hanoi’s La Badiane restaurant around 9 pm. Lunch had involved much slamming and crushing of crabs – an affair that generally leaves me exhausted and invariably still … Continue reading

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Taken for several rides in a Hanoi taxi

Hanoi and Chennai have one thing in common – they have a vast collection of taxi and auto drivers who are scoundrels.   We got into several taxis in Hanoi where the meter was spinning faster than the wheels. But … Continue reading

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