What a way to spend New Year’s morning?
For New Year’s Eve 2012, I took a boat trip to the magical Halong Bay in the north of Vietnam. It was very foggy and extremely atmospheric, although it was hard to capture in a picture.
It felt like I was in another world.
The city of Hanoi is pure chaos with motobikes whizzing around in every direction. The city is full of street-vendors selling various types of food, the most common of which is Phở, a Vietnamese noodle soup.
I like this little play on words.
Today I transferred bus in the city of Hue. I had just 5 hours so hired a moto and went on some speed-sightseeing. We visited the Tu Doc Royal tombs, the Thien Mu Padoga (temple) and the ancient Citadel.
This image is from the Tu Doc tombs.
The streets, shops and trees of Hoi An have lanterns hanging everywhere. It’s really beuatiful in the evening when they’re lit up.
Oh, and I’m still not getting tired of Vietnamese women in conical hats.
I’m in the Vietnamese city of Hoi An. It’s a beautiful place with quaint little streets brimming with tailor shops. You can have custom made suits, dresses, shoes and, even hats.
I couldn’t resist getting a couple of dresses, although I’m not sure that my backpack is going to close.
I leave Mui Ne, the beach town where I’ve been staying, today. It’s a popular kite-surfing spot. I love watching the kiters on the water.