Monday, March 30, 2009

Next in line

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I love train rides; I find them to be one of the best ways to see what Vietnam is all about. I spent the two last weekends in the countryside, not very far from Hanoi, and had the best time. While I spent only some 2 hours onboard, some of my fellow passengers were headed to Saigon - a 40-hour ride! Now that teaches you patience, doesn't it?

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Wedding accessories

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The car, the dresses... I think you have (almost) everything brides and grooms dream of for their big day!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Bánh mì on wheels

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Bánh mì - the Vietnamese 'baguette' - is probably one of the more notorious remains of the French occupation ; its pronunciation is actually very close to 'pain de mie' (French for 'sandwich loaf')! Definitely something you should try when in Hanoi.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Family trip

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As you know by now, Vietnam lives on - and for - motorbikes. Found this cute motorized family as I was walking by the French quarter!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The in-laws

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You saw the wedding dresses, now's the time to meet the parents!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Wedding season

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There are seasons that are more auspicious to wedding celebrations, and we're headed towards the end of one. I've been attending three of them in about a month, and although they're pretty different in nature than their Western counterparts, it's always fun to be part of it.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

On dry land

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Apparently not every puppet in Vietnam is meant to be in the water!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Everyone is a millionaire

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Yup, it isn't very difficult to be a millionaire in the local Vietnamese currency - the đồng (1,000,000 đ equal US$ 57.20 as of today). As you can guess then, the notes shown above are among the smallest ones!