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Travel Blogs from Hanoi
... It was hard to hear this after hearing about the previous history AND reading about the casualties and warfare faced during the Vietnamese American war (also covered in the museum).
That night we went to a traditional musical performance. They played traditional music and performed traditional stories. My favourite was the '5 Faces’. This dance showed how strong Vietnamese women were. The story was of a women whose husband was killed. In revenge, she killed ...
... action was something I had not seen before, perhaps it will become an Olympic sport. They rowed sitting down with their feet. One oar per foot. They didn't wear any shoes but just had on socks or bare feet. The rain came in fine drifts that reached every part of us, no matter how much we were covered by our plastic. The lady sitting next to me was sweet, no English what-so-ever but pointing and muttering seemed to work plus the smile that was from both of us. We ...
... 3) Negotiated the finding, purchase and delivery of 30 baskets, ribbon and wrapping paper from the insanely busy and chaotic Old Quarter to the area where we live by the lake. Believe me, this was some achievement , as under pressure I have to use my fingers to count to three before I can even get to 30 – and I won't even go there when the money gets in to hundreds and thousands!)
4) Translated in our local shop for a ...
... streets with charming little children running about and people on bicycles with large baskets filled with delicious things gingerly riding past, smiling at me, welcoming me - and all the while doing so with my new gaggle of super-best-western-aussie-british-buddi es whom I met on the plane, or similar. Though I am not saying that none of these lovely things will happen over the course of the next three months....This will not be one of those posts ;). ...
... This ceremony sees local people of all ages (and a lot tourists) donate food to the monks of Luang Prabang. It was a privelege to watch this ancient ceremony - however it did feel like I was intruding.
Myself and a Canadian women had cycled into town to watch the ceremony without a problem (Karen stayed in bed) - however coming back to our bungalow it is safe to say we got well and truly lost. A journey that should have taken 10 mintues turned into a 40 minute one. ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet