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22 Days in Vietnam: Day 19

Today we didn’t achieve a great deal, mainly because our numbers changed back to two with my fiancés parents returning to England.

The morning was occupied with trips to the Hanoi botanical gardens, Trang Quoc Pagoda and Ngoc Son Temple. 481 more words


Hanoi Day Twenty Three

Another standard day!! It’s getting to the point where my days are the same and there isn’t much that’s new to share.

I will share that it’s bloody HOT in the classrooms. 314 more words


22 Days in Vietnam: Day 17/18

I’ve decided to conjoin days 17 and 18 because they were our trip to Ha Long Bay. The translation for this is “Descending Dragon bay”! What a name that conjures such ideas and images. 884 more words



Recently, I went to Hanoi to photograph one of the sexiest houses I have ever seen high up in a tower above the lake. My dear friend Max Locatelli has made a masterpiece that not many people will ever see. 137 more words

Mai Chau. Mai AWOL. Happy Halloween in Hanoi

Tuesday 30th October, Wednesday 31st October 2012

Since the wonder of Mai’s first flight I hadn’t been much of a husband to her over the last few days, partly because of petty squabbles about which direction to walk in, the typhoon, Masato and Hyato arriving later than planned on Saturday, the stress of the visa application and trying to catch up and plan the trip with Masato whilst simultaneously neglecting my wife on her first big adventure saw Mai’s mood shift from that of wonderment to wounded guard dog in a few days. 1,378 more words