|Hạ Long bay|
One of the UNESCO world heritage sites in
Vietnam. There are 1,969 islands in the bay.
My story will start with the meetings with two English men in Hanoi. The first English man visited Vietnam on 12 business trips during the past 3 years and he fell in love with Vietnam. I also attended the dinner farewell party with his local staff and saw how sad he was on the last day in Vietnam. The second English man came to Vietnam based on the votes of his friends and traveled for a couple of weeks from south to north. During his visit in Hanoi I took him to a camera shop where the shop owner inserted two screws into his camera without any fee. He was also invited to drink tea at a shop and at some places people approached him and asked him how old he was.
|Cát Cát village, Sapa|
Sapa in north west Vietnam is famous
for beautiful mountain scenery, rice terraced
paddies and ethnic minority people.
Even though Vietnam is not a place for everyone, what I can say is the attitude of some visitors. Maybe they travel just to tick off another country on their list of travels and so they don’t appreciate the chance to learn and enrich their lives by experiencing different cultures. They also complain a lot because the place or people don’t meet their expectations. Maybe they should think about a boring day at home and at work, then travel is still far better.
Two Red Dzao women are selling
souvenirs on pavement in the evening.
|Suối Tiên, Mũi Né|
Beautiful rocks at Suối Tiên (Fairy Stream)
in Mũi Né, southern Vietnam. I am standing
in the stream that has red water because of the sand.
The photos in this entry are my favorite ones taken last year in Vietnam. Most of the places involve water as I traveled to beaches, bays, rivers, streams, lakes, waterfalls etc. My favorite places in Vietnam are Sapa, Vân Long and Mũi Né. I dream of visiting the northernmost point of Vietnam at Lũng Cú village in Hà Giang province, the Central Highlands (Gia Lai, Kon Tum, Dak Lak) which are famous for coffee plantations, beautiful waterfalls and special culture, as well as Phú Quốc island and Côn Đảo island in southern Vietnam. I hope I will find companions to join me on the trips.
Take your chance to travel and enjoy it anywhere you can go!