Travel Blogs from Mai Chau, Vietnam

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The road less travelled, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

The road less travelled

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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... we made our excuses and decline the offer - an interesting meeting all the same though. Our final chosen destination today was Mai Chau, at a distance of 150km off Hanoi. Mai Chau is a beautiful village located in a beautiful valley. The Vietnamese ...

Mai Chau, Mai Chau , Vietnam travel blog

Mai Chau

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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... today, so got dressed and went down for my free breakfast of pancakes with honey and tea. The bus arrived at 8 and we set off to Mai Chau. I spent some time talking to the girl next to me who is from Malaysia with 3 of her friends. I also dozed a while, ...

Village People, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Village People

A travel blog entry by sidom

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... bus which stops every few hundred metres to pick up some goods - chicken, vegetables, bricks, fish, etc.. - with a planned delivery in Mai Chau. Hardly any people and the one girl we spoke to tried to rip us off by taking a commission from our guest ...

Taylor's trail..., Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Taylor's trail...

A travel blog entry by tayloriffic

Mai ...

A Day in the Life, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

A Day in the Life

A travel blog entry by renu-and-sam

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Our visit to Mai Chau, a village in the mountains of North Vietnam, was especially intriguing because it offered the rare opportunity to experience the local culture outside the big cities.  We arrived at the Hanoi airport and transferred ...

Some Culture, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Some Culture

A travel blog entry by duncanemma

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... vietnamese pointy hats, and then huge limestone mountains just randomly jutting up out of the plains.  The evening we spent in Mai Chau, a huge thunderstorm rolled in, making the whole thing even more spectacularm, and making me wish (again) that I ...

Our first taste of a Vietnamese christmas, Mai Chu, Vietnam travel blog

Our first taste of a Vietnamese christmas

A travel blog entry by vegantravellers

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... nbsp; am surprised to say that they were really enjoyable. Goes to show you never can tell.  Next was possibly my favourite moment of Mai Chau, we were about to head up the main road to see if we could find a cave that Hayley said she saw from the ...

Happy Room, Mai Chau District, Vietnam travel blog

Happy Room

A travel blog entry by sibyllejuerg

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Zu sechst - Driver und Guide Xuan, der Australier Brad (almost as nice as Pitt), seine japanische Partnerin Megume und wir drei - geht's im 4 Wheel Drive Ford los! Grosse Erwartungen an die kommenden drei Tage im Pu Luong Nationalpark sind in der Luft. ...

Dag 4: van Hoa Binh naar Mai Chau, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Dag 4: van Hoa Binh naar Mai Chau

A travel blog entry by chr.mertens

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... 's gemaakt en stukjes gefilmd, en wij wisselen ook enkele foto's uit. Na een uitgebreid afscheid vertrekken wij in westelijke richting naar Mai Chau, een dorpje op ongeveer 60 km van de grens met Laos, waar wij bij de lokale bevolking gaan slapen, zeg ...

Road Trip to Mai Chau, Mai Chu, Vietnam travel blog

Road Trip to Mai Chau

A travel blog entry by mrcwoodsman

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... 165 km from Hanoi and many minorities, including the Thai ethnic group,(distant relatives of Thailand's mountain people) live in Mai Chau. Typically the living quarters are about six feet off the ground, to provide better ventilation and shelter for ...

A walk (Hill tribes), Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

A walk (Hill tribes)

A travel blog entry by mary_fraser

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Drove into the hill country, a 5 hour trip from Hanoi. Then went walking thru the countryside, passing villages where the Black Thai people live. All along the way we met children who came out to see us. Our guide had got us to buy bags of sweets to give ...

Dag 1: En uheldig  start paa vores mc-eventyr, Mai Chu, Vietnam travel blog

Dag 1: En uheldig start paa vores mc-eventyr

A travel blog entry by elinatroels

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... senere diskede familien op med en enorm, fantastisk laekker omgang aftensmad, med tilhoerende store maengder hjemmebrygget risvin serveret. Beboerne i Mai Chau er af stammen 'White Thai', som er en af de mange forskellige minoritetsgrupper i Vietnam. Da ...

Third Time's the Charm, Mai Chu, Vietnam travel blog

Third Time's the Charm

A travel blog entry by mrcwoodsman

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I took my third trip to Mai Chau this past weekend, again by motorbike. Its hard for me to say no to a motorbike trip almost anywhere. Going to Mai Chau is an easy"yes" since its a nice quiet area surrounded by mist shrouded mountains and bright green ...

Day 2 - Through the clouds, Mai Chu, Vietnam travel blog

Day 2 - Through the clouds

A travel blog entry by cyclingvietnam

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... toes the whole time.  After the big climb we were rewarded with 12km downhill ride and whith spectacular views. We arrived to Mai Chau and the wellcome was very warm. Again, lovely children were waiwing to us and brought the smile back to our faces. ...

Yoga, Back Road Bike Ride, a Cave, Mai Chu, Vietnam travel blog

Yoga, Back Road Bike Ride, a Cave

A travel blog entry by mrcwoodsman

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... personal day to make a full day off from school. I rode the chartered bus full of people I didn't know plus one acquaintance, to Mai Chau. It was a very sunny ride to the Hoa Binh province where Mai Chau is located and we stopped for as health break about ...

The Simple Life, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

The Simple Life

A travel blog entry by teamricketts

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... my head a few times. The limited lighting and narrow crawl space made the cave exploration that much more exciting. Mai Chau was a great introduction to the simple life of Vietnam, now it’s on to the motorbike madness of Hanoi! Until next time, ...

Day 3 - Mai Chau surroundings, Mai Chu, Vietnam travel blog

Day 3 - Mai Chau surroundings

A travel blog entry by cyclingvietnam

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Vett satoi kokopivn. Silti kytiin tsygilemss lhi kyliss ja matkaa tnnkin tuli kuitenkin 26km. piv ollut iisi, lihakset tuntuu hyvlt ja mieless on kova psyykkaus huomista varten. Mikko kvi illalla viel lenkill ja ...

City girl in the countryside, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

City girl in the countryside

A travel blog entry by ania23

... a point. Everyone gave me good directions on how to get to Son La...the next big town on my route. Apparently there is a bus from Mai Chau...for about 40-50,000d...direct...cool I thoughts. I was in no mood to be hassled today. I hopped on a moto, and ...

Do it yourself tribe tour, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Do it yourself tribe tour

A travel blog entry by jbilocca

... and we hoped for the best.  After 4hours we glimpsed the first stilt houses and once again we began pestering the driver with the 'Mai Chau?' questions.  He dropped us at the next junction and from there we took a motor bike taxi to Pom Cong; a ...

The Highway of Hell, Mai Chu, Vietnam travel blog

The Highway of Hell

A travel blog entry by pjgamble

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... a bus in the background with two unfortunate motorcycle riders trapped underneath it. Coming over the top of the mountain heading down into Mai Chau, I glided around one of its many twist and turns to be faced with a motorbike in the middle of the road. ...

Off the track (and off road!) in Northern Vietnam, Mai Chou, Vietnam travel blog

Off the track (and off road!) in Northern Vietnam

A travel blog entry by lyse_e

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... passed lots of houses along the side of the road on the way and Children would wave to us and shout 'Sin Chau' (Hello - that's the phonetic spelling!).  We'd also stop if Khanh thought there was anything worth pointing out.  At one ...

Village traditionnel et retour sur Hanoi...., Mai Chu, Vietnam travel blog

Village traditionnel et retour sur Hanoi....

A travel blog entry by emeric.bensaci

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Nous levons assez tot, prenons une douche, petit dejeunons puis allons nous ballader dans le village fait de maisons sur pilotis. Ils vendent tous des souvenirs et des objets artisanaux. Beaucoup de guesthouses comme la notre. Nous promenons au milieu ...

sleeping on stilts, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

sleeping on stilts

A travel blog entry by sainty

... and the picture postcard bamboo thatched village hut. Every corner was a kodak moment. We got touted at our hilltop destination of Mai Chau and since we didn't have to foggiest of where we going thought it would do. Guesthouse no14 was in the ...

Homestay in Mai Chau, Mai Chau , Vietnam travel blog

Homestay in Mai Chau

A travel blog entry by tom_hannah

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... ;         After food we went to an outdoor stage to watch the women of 8 different villages f Mai Chau compete in a dance competition for women's day.    We attracted a lot of attention with many people wanting photos ...

In country, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

In country

A travel blog entry by oneyearaway

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... democracy, the leadership class and its offspring will already own and control most of what is worth owning.   The road to Mai Chau passes through steep mountains on switchback roads.  If we'd kept going for another six hours or so, we would ...

The sound of bamboo, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

The sound of bamboo

A travel blog entry by oneyearaway

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(Jim) Today as we were walking in the rice paddies near Mai Chau, the wind was blowing as we walked past a bamboo grove. Bamboo has a sound. In even a faint breeze, a bamboo grove begins to creak and groan. It is a living sound, though not an ...

Hanoi's Angels ... we nearly killed a man, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Hanoi's Angels ... we nearly killed a man

A travel blog entry by mishaley

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... a little cocky about my riding due to how well it was going. In any case, spirits were high as we rolled into town. Mai Chau is an arts village inhabited by a tribe called the White Thais and with nearly all the buildings in the place up on stilts as ...

Musee, route et nuit a la Thai...., Mai Chu, Vietnam travel blog

Musee, route et nuit a la Thai....

A travel blog entry by emeric.bensaci

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... pas le vexer, et il accepte. Dehors il fait des etirements, fume une clope que je lui paie, apparemment il est naze. Arrivons a Mai Chau avec une heure de retard au programme mais vivants, dans une maison thai sur pilotis, tenue par une famille. Les thais ...

Rice wine and tall tales, Mai Chu, Vietnam travel blog

Rice wine and tall tales

A travel blog entry by pjgamble

... which point, I became nervous. Was I about to be married off to one of his daughters or had I inadvertently stumbled across the Mai Chau branch of the Masons? My guide, Mr. Duc, shuffled closer to me as the speaker began his oration and quietly ...

Mai Chau, Mai Chau, It's off to Mai Chau We Go, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Mai Chau, Mai Chau, It's off to Mai Chau We Go

A travel blog entry by koppers

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... is closed.  We decided to make the most of the holiday and head for the hills (and then a valley).  Our destination was Mai Chau, a little village nestled in a valley about 3 hours west of Hanoi.  Due to its proximity to the city, Mai Chau ...

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