Category Archives: Vietnam

The lacquer ware workshop

A short visit to a lacquer ware workshop for the disabled in Saigon Vietnam. The work is mind blowing, the designs are made using tiny pieces of eggshell and mother of pearl shell. We were told that the workshops provide … Continue reading

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Ben Thanh Market Saigon

Just a few minutes from the Hong Vina Hotel is the Ben Thanh Market, easily viewed from our window. We went for our morning stroll to the market one morning to buy some fruit for lunch, a pair of sandals … Continue reading

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The “Caruso” of Hoi An

This would be “Caruso” walks around the streets of Hoi An with his “BoomBox” serenading the locals. This was taken from our hotel balcony. Maybe he should try busking back in OZ 🙂    Click on video and to view … Continue reading

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The vegetable village

What to do? Asked the receptionist and she suggested “why not go and see where the local herbs and vegetables are grown, its only a 50,000 dong ($2.50) taxi ride away”. So that’s what we did. Jumped in a cab … Continue reading

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Foods of Vietnam we have had

Since arriving in Hoi An on Sunday afternoon we have walked back and forth (Yes WALKED!!!) to the pedestrian restaurant and shopping section several times for lunch and dinners. Because of the enormous number of quality restaurants in the town … Continue reading

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