Posts Tagged Vietnam

He Said/She Said: Planning on the Fly

Posted May 25th, 2011 by thinkCHUA

He Said/She Said: Planning on the Fly

Setting out with an outline of a plan, not knowing where you will be going is either exhilarating or excruciating.

Vietnam Top 10

Posted March 28th, 2011 by thinkCHUA

Vietnam Top 10

The must have experiences of Vietnam.

The Love Saga of Sapa

Posted February 21st, 2011 by LOCAVORista

The Love Saga of Sapa

The saga of Sapa begins in the small hill tribe villages, whose civilizations have yet to reap the benefits of modernization.  They have recently been inundated with tourists, however many of the traditions of the… Continue Reading

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

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