[somewhere between Hanoi and Ninh Binh]
Monday, December 29, 2008
Back from holidays!
My family and I took the train to go down to the Central provinces, and we naturally made a few stops along the way. We used buses, minivans, taxi, motorbikes, and a flight.. And of course the Reunification train, that runs from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. Here's a scene from this train, and I'll probably post a few more this week!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Found this engraved bell in the Bút Tháp pagoda; my poor vietnamese skills only allow me to decipher 'Chùa Bút Tháp' (Bút Tháp pagoda), 'thành phố Hạ Long' (Halong city) and 'Tỉnh Quảng Ninh' (Quảng Ninh province). Yeah I know, I really oughta take some more lessons! Someone help me?
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
In case you're wondering, this was taken right in the heart of Hanoi! To be more exact, right inside the excellent Museum of Ethnology of Vietnam (Bảo tàng Dân tộc học Việt Nam) which showcases the numerous ethnic minorities that coexist in the country. Outside the museum, you can find samples of traditional houses, most of them being 'community houses' - which explains the surreal height for instance!