Crocodiles. Creepy. That’s all I have to say!
Kim Bong Village is known across Vietnam for its artisans who specialize in carpentry. We explored the village today to learn more about the craft, and to participate in UNESCO’s Export-led Poverty Reduction Program.
You can’t come to Vietnam and not think about the war. You stumble upon it in many places from craters in the ground to shrines of those who died. I guess what I’ve been interested in most is how do the people here view Americans now?
I’m sure you’ve noticed I’ve been a little remiss on the posts. It’s because we’re in Hoi An, a Vietnamese beach town. What do people do the world over in beach towns? Nothing!
Vietnamese don’t celebrate Thanksgiving of course, so we had to find a unique way to celebrate. Warning: chickens were harmed in the making of this tale.
If you ask me to visit another cave, I’m going to say no. Maybe I’ll pay the $3,000 to visit Song Doong next door, the world’s largest cave. I might possibly go to that other really big one in Kentucky. But our visit to Paradise Cave today was nothing short of breathtaking!
Phony Nha Cave is impressive – 7,729 metres long containing 14 grottoes and a 13,969 metre underground river. But the real reason to explore this cave is to understand its role in one of the greatest wars to affect the American psyche.
Cute little face. Makes you almost want to pet him. Don’t be fooled. Nasty, evil little monkeys!
Ha Long Bay was coined the “rock wonder in the sky” 500 years ago by an important Confucian scholar. The current name means “descending dragon.” Either name seems appropriate for the thousands of limestone karsts peaking out of the ocean that look like dragon backs or floating rocks!
Ever watched a puppet show from the middle of a rice paddy? Okay neither have we, but we were lucky enough to get tickets to the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre in Hanoi.