Tuesday, December 8, 2009


After something close to one year and a half in Vietnam, it's time for me to say good bye. I am not moving very far - Hong Kong is just a short flight away.
The least I can say is that this stint in Hanoi has been quite an experience and I've discovered so much about Vietnamese culture in the countryside, which I truly adored for its landscapes and for the generosity of its people.

I'm sure there will be a new blog in HK... Not sure yet about the format, but there will be plenty of photos, for sure!

Until then... Enjoy the archives of Hanoi as I saw it.


Monday, November 16, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Garbage collection at night

This is possibly one of the toughest jobs in town - and mostly women are doing it.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Birthday & Dialogue (sur Terre)

Last week I had the pleasure to welcome a very unusual group in my place for a few days: the 'Dialogue sur Terre' team.

They're a group of four (Audrey, with whom I spent a year in Singapore; Ludovic; Mariette and Guillaume) who took a year off to travel around the globe - but not for tourism. In every country they go to, they stop for 10 days in a remote village to mix with the locals, understand how they live and study the environmental impact. The goal? To assess whether a simpler life - while remaining comfortable - could be more environmentally conscious. More details on their website (mostly in French though)!

Now, back to the photo: we were celebrating Mariette's birthday with a delicious tiramisu - made from scratch, no less ;)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hanoi's 999th birthday - the clown

After the dancers, the clowns were there to entertain the many kids who turned up at the event.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Hanoi's 999th birthday

Saturday marked the 999th birthday of Hanoi, with a lot of people in the street (again) and some celebrations in the street, such as this nice choreography I saw near Hoang Kiem lake.
More photos to come this week!