Category Archives: Vietnam

The Glow from Within ~ Brick Making Along the Mekong

“No man ever wetted clay and then left it as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune”. ~ Plutarch The minute we walked inside the brick making foundry near My Tho and Caibe, I was surprised that it … Continue reading

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Floating Markets ~ Mekong Delta

“The river knows the way to the sea: without a pilot it runs and falls, blessing all lands with its charity.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Vietnam is an incredibly diverse country and while I enjoyed its large cities of Hanoi … Continue reading

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Night Train to Danang

“Be like a train; go in the rain, go in the sun, go in the storm, go in the dark tunnels! Be like a train; concentrate on your road and go with no hesitation!” ~  Mehmet Murat ildan After a … Continue reading

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Temple of Literature ~ Hanoi

 I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there. ~ Confucius The Temple of Literature is home to two very important institutions, the … Continue reading

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Dining with Purpose ~ KOTO: “Know One, Teach One”

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”   ~ Mother Teresa While in Hanoi, one of our dining experiences was eating lunch at KOTO . KOTO stands for … Continue reading

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One Hour ~

We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection.                                                                  … Continue reading

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Hanoi Street Life ~ It’s all about the Food

“In food as in death, we feel the essential brotherhood of man.” ~Vietnamese Proverb I have an affinity for Hanoi… Especially the Old Quarter. It becomes clear to the visitor… Life on the streets is all about the food. Some … Continue reading

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The Fishermen of Halong Bay, Vietnam

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru Beautiful Halong Bay. Mesmerizing … Continue reading

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Halong Bay, Vietnam ~ Cruising on a Wooden Junk

“My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.” Diane Arbus The only way to really experience Halong Bay is to cruise on a junk and spend more than one night. October was the month we traveled. The temperatures … Continue reading

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Halong Bay, Vietnam

“A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” Moslih Eddin Saad                                      I can describe SE Asia in three words: It is an artist’s palette. A profusion of color, shapes, sizes and textures, found in and on the … Continue reading

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