Vietnam

One Country Two New Years

Posted February 18th, 2011 by LOCAVORista

One Country Two New Years

We spent over a month in Vietnam book ended by a western New Year celebration in Ho Chi Minh City and lunar New Year celebration in Hanoi.  Both had the trappings of a proper party,… Continue Reading

A Day in the Life

Posted February 15th, 2011 by LOCAVORista

A Day in the Life

After spending over a month in Vietnam I have observed the daily life of Vietnamese residents in 10 different cities from Ho Chi Minh City all the way up to village life in Sapa.   Below… Continue Reading

Bac Ha Sunday Market

Posted February 12th, 2011 by LOCAVORista

Bac Ha Sunday Market

Just an hour and a half from Lao Cai, where the train station is located you can get a mini-bus through the mountains to Bac Ha.  The trip is on windy roads, but affords beautiful… Continue Reading

36 hours in Hanoi

Posted February 10th, 2011 by LOCAVORista

36 hours in Hanoi

As fireworks erupted in the sky over Hoan Kiem Lake in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter the year of the cat officially began.  Tet celebrations commenced across the capital city as people and traffic… Continue Reading

You’re Not in Vietnam Anymore When…

Posted February 8th, 2011 by thinkCHUA

You’re Not in Vietnam Anymore When…

Taking a two hour flight from Hanoi, Vietnam to Bangkok, Thailand is not just a change in place, but a change in worlds.  I realize the differences were exceptionally stark because we were coming from… Continue Reading

Recreation in Vietnam

Posted February 4th, 2011 by LOCAVORista

Recreation in Vietnam

Vietnam features an impressive commitment to parks and open space, learn more about their young national park system as it develops.

Hanging out with Uncle Ho

Posted February 3rd, 2011 by LOCAVORista

Hanging out with Uncle Ho

Hanoi is the center of Vietnam’s sorted past as the capital city has stayed strong through several struggles for independence.  Leading Vietnam to independence was their revolutionary hero Ho Chi Minh, affectionately referred to as… Continue Reading

Private Island Living

Posted February 2nd, 2011 by thinkCHUA

Private Island Living

When we boarded the boat to leave our private island, I wondered how long it would be before we had our own island again.  We came into having a private island just one day before,… Continue Reading

36 hours in Hue

Posted February 1st, 2011 by LOCAVORista

36 hours in Hue

Hue is a delightful city in Central Vietnam worth a visit, you may find you want to stay longer than expected.

Hue Market

Posted January 30th, 2011 by LOCAVORista

Hue Market

The market in Hue is largely outdoor as the indoor market area is much smaller than many of the markets we have seen in other cities.  It is right near the Perfume River and therefore… Continue Reading

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