Warm and helpful people

Warm and helpful people

Today I remember the Thais, Vietnamese and Cambodians. Let me tell you the good things I’ve experienced with them: 1. Thais are very loving towards kids. Whenever we took the train, somebody would always offer their seat for my five-year old daughter. At...
Boating in Tam Coc

Boating in Tam Coc

We passed through rice fields and limestone karsts in Tam Coc, a town in Ninh Binh, in North Vietnam. The scenery was beautiful, peaceful. It was late afternoon when we took the boatride, so the temperature was mild. Only two passengers were allowed in each boat. The...
Five days in Hanoi

Five days in Hanoi

We spent over a week in Vietnam in December 2012, and stayed five days in Hanoi. Here are the places we’ve seen. 1. Temple of Literature: built in 1070 and hosts the first national university in Vietnam. Quite big, with several courtyards. 2. Chaca la vong...
Cone on in Vietnam

Cone on in Vietnam

We stayed in Vietnam for over a week in December 2012. The first thing I bought was Non la,┬áthe palm-leaf conical hat. Non las are still widely used even in the streets of the big city Hanoi – mostly by hawkers. Out in the countryside, people working in the...
Temple of Literature

Temple of Literature

The Temple of Literature is a Confucian temple in Hanoi, in northern Vietnam. It is the country’s first university, from the 11th century. Its first students were princes, from what I heard. When we visited, there were many students – from others schools...