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+ Photos: Hang Vai Street, Hanoi

I just love this very short street with these bamboo shops, Hang Vai Street. It is one of the few streets in the Old Quarter that can somehow keep the old look of Hanoi. Hang Vai (meaning: Textile Shop) used to sell textiles, but not anymore. Now there are some really cool looking bamboo shops. … Continue reading

– Hanoi: Them Water Puppets

Vietnam, especially Hanoi is pretty famous for its water puppet shows. I only watched once when I was about 6 or 7 years old when our school took all the pupils out to watch. The stage is basically a pool of water (when I was watching the show many years ago, it was performed on … Continue reading

+ Photos: Hanoi Street Photos

Hanoi street photos (Old Quarter):Photos by: Nguyen Truong Tung (Tom)

+ Photos: Long Bien Bridge, Hanoi

Long Bien Cantilever Bridge across the Red River in Hanoi, Vietnam was originally called Doumer (after Paul Doumer, Governor General of Indochina). It was the first steel bridge across the Red River that connected two parts of Hanoi. Designed by: Gustave Eiffel, Finished by: DaydĂ© & PillĂ©, 1902.Although it was badly bombed during the Vietnam … Continue reading

– Vietnam: Moon Festival 2008

Oh yeah… the Moon Festival is coming in Vietnam, if you notice, you will see Moon Cakes are sold everywhere in Vietnam (I don’t know why they sell these cakes with Red Wine though!!!). It’s a shame that I almost forgot about this festival because I haven’t been back in Vietnam for a long time. … Continue reading

– Vietnam: Hanoi or Saigon?

Traveling in Vietnam, is Hanoi (North) or Saigon (South) better? I prefer going to the South. Okay, that’s just my opinion. In fact, it does depend on what you expect for your trip as well as your travel style. I know many people who love Hanoi better than Saigon!I want to call it Saigon instead … Continue reading

– Koh Samet: A Fun Weekend on the Island

I haven’t been to many islands in Thailand yet but I think the closest island to travel from Bangkok is Koh Samet (or Koh Samed, Koh means Island in Thai) where I had a very nice weekend with some friends. From Bangkok, you can take a bus, either from the Ekamai Bus Station or Mo-chit … Continue reading

– Pathom Asoke: a Buddhist Community in Thailand

There are quite a few Buddhist Communities in and outside Thailand that I know of. However, my 2006 trip to Pathom Asoke has brought me a very fresh idea of how the original Buddhism is applied in this community. Pathom Asoke is located in Nakhon Pathom, just about an hour drive from Bangkok. Pathom Asoke … Continue reading

– Laos: The Vientiane Journey

Well, today I just watched a movie called: Sabaidee Luang Prabang – 2008 (English: Good morning Luang Prabang). Before going any further, I want to give it a few comments first. 30 years after the new Government overthrew the King and took over the ruling power, this is the first privately funded movie ever made. … Continue reading

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