Vietnam 2004 Archives

Going by the Book

Hanoi, Vietnam -- 06 July 2004 | Permalink

“Does anyone know if Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum is open in the afternoons?” asked the girl in the halter top. There was a fluttering noise as four copies of "Lonely Planet" snapped open simultaneously.

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Landcruiser

Hanoi, Vietnam -- 07 July 2004 | Permalink

Thanks to this handy guide, you can now tell where you are in South-East Asia, just by looking at the vehicles.

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Hanoi

Hanoi, Vietnam -- 08 July 2004 | Permalink
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Photographs from Hanoi, Vietnam

 

Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam -- 09 July 2004 | Permalink
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We had almost reached the boat when the French girl screamed and seemed to rise half out of the water. When she kept screaming, I turned and started swimming back towards her, but her boyfriend came off the boat in a racing dive and covered the distance to her in a few seconds.

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Hue

Hue, Vietnam -- 11 July 2004 | Permalink
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Photographs from Hué, central Vietnam

 

Hue and Hoi An

Hoi An, Vietnam -- 12 July 2004 | Permalink

My favorite quote of the day, written on the wall of Miss Thu's Cafe, a backpacker cafe in Hué:

Miss Thu love you long time - you take a shower!

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Hoi An

Hoi An, Vietnam -- 12 July 2004 | Permalink
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Photographs from Hoi An, central Vietnam

 

My Son

My Son, Vietnam -- 13 July 2004 | Permalink
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Photographs from the Cham ruins at My Son, central Vietnam

 

Da Lat

Da Lat, Vietnam -- 15 July 2004 | Permalink
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The bus driver in Hoi An politely explained that the air-conditioning had “just broken” and that they hadn't had time to fix it. This sounded like a pious lie to me: I couldn't see how something that didn't appear to have been installed in the first place could have broken.

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Long Bian

Long Bian, Vietnam -- 15 July 2004 | Permalink
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Photographs from Long Bian mountain in the Central Highlands of Vietnam

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Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam -- 17 July 2004 | Permalink
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Photographs from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam