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... through the hillside and were treated to some spectacular views. The scenery was amazing and the rice fields were endless. What a sight! The rest of the trek just took us through various little villages until we reached the Homestay. Always followed by our little lady shadow trying to sell her wares. The Homestay was very nice and not at all what we had experienced in Laos. This was a massive Homestay and was accommodating several other people of differing nationalities. We ...
... substantially. Continuing on to Ta Van - a much flatter journey - Sa showed us the traditional tribal means of milling rice, dyeing hemp and weaving. The milling is more automated so the mill was for show. Weaving and dyeing practices remain; one of escorts was twining hemp as we walked. The pace picked up a bit as Sa had an appointment with the priest. She is getting married in March. I didn't mind as my legs were tiring and my dogs ...
... after which a giant turtle took the sword and returned it to its divine owners disappearing into the waters of the lake. We walked across the red rising sun bridge to the little island in the middle of the lake which houses another temple with some ancient gongs, incense, bonsai and a 250kg stuffed lake turtle. People leave all sorts of offerings in the temples including packets of biscuits and drinks (even cans of beer!).
On our first day, and every day in Hanoi, we ...
... a bit like a strange dance movement. Knowing my luck anyway, I stayed with my queue - wouldn't make any difference anyway. And as expected my queue didn't move - there must be a problem with the passport of one person, as the official at that counter had to leave with the passport 2 or 3 times. As usual I had to watch how every other queue got shorter but mine. After around 30 minutes I finally passed immigration with my new stamp in my passport, and got my bag straight away.
... then her fellow countryman? It also concerns me that if they won’t take care of their own what hope would I have if the same were to happen to me. I pray it never does or my mishap could leave me in the street to be the sideshow or someone for a drivers disdain for blocking their path.
Have Hanoians (not all of course) gotten caught up in the ways of the West and found that they are more important than the weak and broken? Have they accepted the ...