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The North of Vietnam - Tres

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This is about the hill country and et nik minorities.  We had some time in the morning before we were off  on the clock wise lap around northern Vietnam, starting with this leg to Son La, so we walked a bit in Mai Chau looking at rice fields and the rural setting. 1,848 more words

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Five lesser-known destinations to visit in Vietnam

You’ve heard all about Hanoi, Saigon, Halong Bay and imperial Hue – but what of the Vietnam’s lesser-known destinations?

The following are our pick of the best of Vietnam’s lesser-known – yet thoroughly worthwhile – locations; from a tropical island off the southern tip of the country to one of the world’s largest cave systems in central Vietnam and towering karst scenery in the north. 853 more words

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El Norte de Vietnam - Two

On Christmas day we left Hanoi at about 9:00am for Mai Chau. While Christmas is celebrated in Vietnam, it is not a day off of work. 1,472 more words

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"Mai Châu mùa em thơm nếp xôi"

Lần đầu nghe về Mai Châu là lúc học Tây tiến của Quang Dũng. Nhưng hồi đó thì chỉ châu đầu học gạo để thi thôi, và Mai Châu chỉ thoáng qua như là cái tên đẹp của một nơi chốn nào đó ngoài miền Bắc xa xôi. 1,005 more words

Getting cold in Mai chau...plus an impromptu talent contest

In broken english the girl explained to us that we had to cheer when she went on and we wished her and her friends good luck. 315 more words

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Two day trip from Hanoi: Mai Chau

As mentioned from a previous post, we chose Mai Chau for a quick weekend getaway. While it is not the first item on the must-do list for visitors to Vietnam, we highly recommend it as a more authentic, budget-friendly alternative to Sapa. 767 more words

Living In Vietnam

Eine kleine vietnamesiche Landpartie

Eigentlich hatte ich mir ja vorgenommen, immer auf meinen Instinkt zu hören. Und der sagte mir schon als ich ihn zum allerersten Mal sah: du magst Bingh nicht. 1,393 more words

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