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Sapa, enfin le Vietnam que j’attendais

J’ai juste envie de vous faire plaisir avec des photos et peut-être quelques commentaires ou plus, je ne sais pas… Arrivés à l’hôtel, nous marchons le long des rues et nous nous faisons accoster très vite par les femmes h’mong. Il est 6 heures du matin et déjà, jeunes et moins jeunes vous parlent avec […]

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Hanoi et un mariage

Et oui, nous avons une chance formidable d’avoir été invité à un mariage vietnamien. Arrivés chez Tuan nous distinguons une très grande tente érigée sur le parking des appartements où nous attendons le “happy couple” en se restaurant de thé vert et graines de tournesols. Le couple arrive enfin et après une introduction très courte […]

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Day 187 – Ha Noi 20th Mar 2012

20th March 2012 Busy, noisy, dirty, smelly – not the dorm room, but Hanoi. After the tranquility of Sapa it was difficult to stop ourselves from getting annoyed by the pushing and shoving and the manic traffic. No matter, it was not for much longer. We headed down to breakfast in the Hanoi Backpackers Hostel […]

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Day 182-186 – Sapa 15th-19th Mar 2012

15th March 2012 One, two, three o’clock, four o’clock rocked awake…. and so the night passed for us as the train rattled along. Five o’clock arrived and there was a loud knock on the door. A few minutes later we pulled into Lao Cai and everyone started to get off. We roused the children, which […]

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Day 178-181 – Hanoi 11th-14th Mar 2012

11th March 2012 We were going to a wedding breakfast this morning, and so we were up early for a normal breakfast before waiting patiently in the lobby for Tuan to come and collect us. He had been back to his village the previous evening and had downed more than a few rice wines, and […]

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Ninh Binh, ah ben non, c’est Hanoi

Nous prenons donc le bus de nuit pour Ninh Binh, petite ville connue pour son mini Halong Bay. Nous nous installons sur les couchettes du bas car la route est plutôt difficile et à chaque imperfection de la chaussée le bus se soulève de quelques mètres, bref la nuit est très perturbée. Nos étions sensé […]

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Day 176-177 – Halong Bay 9th-10th Mar 2012

9th March 2012 Up early and breakfasted we still we only just ready when the coach arrived to take us to the sea. From Hanoi its 2½ to 3 hours depending on traffic and you pass through 4 districts on the way; at some point there were power stations and coal mining, but mostly it […]

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