Jennifer Patience's Vietnam Posts

There are many caves and grottos in Halong Bay but as most of them are underwater unless you dive you won't see them. There is though one quite spectacular…

Hoi An catches some of the most wonderful warm afternoon light and buildings that at any other time might look a bit worn down and weary suddenly look a bit…

We'd stopped on a bridge off one of the main highways and river, and part of what had been The Ho Chi Minh Trail during the war. We weren't the only ones. …

When school's out, there's a sudden burst and flurry of activity as hundreds of students take to the streets on their bikes. This was one afternoon in Hoi An…

Hanoi has a wonderful museum of ethnology about 7km outside the city centre. Particularly interesting is the outside area where there are recreations of…

To enter the mausoleum you are directed very specifically along a designated route, ensuring that the main street outside is relatively free of pedestrians and…

One of five UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Vietnam, Halong Bay is really one of the most popular places for tourists and Vietnamese. In the top right hand…

In Hoi An's old quarter the main streets were packed with tourists and tourist shops but it was possible to get away from the bustle just by diving into the…

In the gift shop in Hoa Lo prison (the “Hanoi Hilton”) was this very interesting variation on the Russian Doll. Left to right: Stalin, Brezhnev??, Gorbachev,…

Apparently when Ho Chi Minh died, his will stated that he was to be cremated and his ashes buried in the hills of Vietnam. This obviously didn't happen as his…

At some point in a trip to Hanoi you will find yourself at Hoan Kiem Lake. It is one of the most famous parts of Hanoi, and is found at the southern end of the…

A shop in Hoi An selling reproduction paintings.. A lot of the buildings in the old town are painted this lovely yellow saffron colour. When the sun catches…

The Thu Bon river that runs through Hoi An is a fantastic place to spend time. While I was there the weather was so unbearably hot and sunny it seemed that the…

Hoi An is renowned for its local artisans. As you walk around the streets of the old quarter, if you haven't already marvelled at the speed in which the tailor…

Again the streets of Hoi An and their golden yellow [photoblog.com] buildings. I don't know what the writing says and it's not really important. It's just an…

Given the popularity of visiting Halong Bay [photoblog.com] there is a huge array of companies waiting to take your dollar and book you onto their 1/2/3 day…

Apparently the Perfume River that runs through Hue, pronounced Hway , in central Vietnam gets its name from the aroma that comes from the flowers in autumn…

Visiting Hoi An was just like going to a shopping mall. In the old quarter of the town, which was really lovely and is on the UNESCO world heritage list, every…
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