Category Archives: Vietnam

2016 – Another Year Gets Wrapped Up!

December 2016 ~ At home in Southern California Whew, I feel like I am sliding into home plate after a ninth inning Grand Slam. Our year was once again filled to the brim with exciting travel and memorable moments. We managed … Continue reading

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Cu Chi Tunnels and the American War

March 25th ~ Cu Chi Tunnels, outside of Saigon, Vietnam Cu Chi Tunnels At the entrance to the site, we first have a chance to walk past enormous shells, bombs and weapons that had been collected by the Viet Cong … Continue reading

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Black Teeth Women of Vietnam

April 2nd ~ (continued) ~ Near Hanoi, visiting the Black Teeth Women Finally the stop I had been most intrigued about and what had tipped me over the edge to go on todays optional excursion – visiting the small town … Continue reading

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VIETNAM ~ Thay Pagoda, Dao Thuc Village, Thuy Dinh Stage and Long Tri

Warning: This post may be disturbing to some. The first half is fine, I’ll clue you in when to stop reading if you are kind-hearted, love animals, have a weak stomach, or simply a decent human being… April 2 ~ … Continue reading

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Life on the Streets in Hanoi

April 1st – Evening in Hanoi Life happens on the streets and sidewalks in Hanoi. Many items are for sale – in fact you can buy just about anything. 

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Hanoi ~ Hanoi Hilton, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda and a Water Puppet Show

April 1st ~ Hanoi, Vietnam Today was rather blah. We once again had some drizzle, interspersed with simply dark clouds and cool weather. The type of day that most people would prefer sitting in front of a warm fire, have … Continue reading

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Vietnam ~ Farming and Burial Customs

March 31 ~ North Vietnam Conical woven hats dot the fields. Both women and men can be seen squatting over their crops, using wooden hand tools, or planting by hand. This is agricultural land where over 70% of the Vietnamese … Continue reading

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Ha Long Bay (Halong Bay) – Much anticipated, surreal, ephemeral, gray

March 30th & 31st ~ Ha Long Bay (Halong Bay), Vietnam In real-time, we are now nestled back in Southern California, enjoying our time with our son and his girlfriend for a few days before heading up to our tiny … Continue reading

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Hue, Vietnam ~ Citadel, Palace and Cyclo Ride

Monday, March 28th ~ Hue, Vietnam After a very full day, I am finally comfy in my PJ’s and about to drift off to sleep, but first I wanted to type a quick post of some highlights from our day. … Continue reading

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VIETNAM ~ Thu Bon River and Traque Organic Village

March 27th ~ Hoi An, Thu Bon River, Vietnam It is Easter Sunday and it feels strange to be in a country where Christianity is only a minority religion during a major holiday. Sending loving messages to all our friends … Continue reading

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