Category Archives: Vietnam

Goodbye to Vietnam!

A sad and premature end to my Vietnam journey! The transport may not seem luxurious but was the very best available and I was glad of it!

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The Village

We visited a local village this afternoon. The people live on and off the river. The shacks are actually floating fish farms. The shed floats on old oil drums and a net is suspended beneath it. The small fry come … Continue reading

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The Mekong

The part of the river where we lay at anchor last night is over a mile wide. These dredgers work all the time to ensure that the river flows easily down to irrigate the paddy fields. The dredged sand is … Continue reading

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The Jahan

We are now on board the Jahan which is a luxurious river boat on the Mekong River. ThisĀ  is my cabin and balcony.

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The Chu Chi Tunnels

This morning we visited the underground tunnels used by the Vietcong guerrillas during the war. Some of the entrances are only big enough for a Vietnamese to enter Some have been enlarged for the tourists. The whole complex whilst very … Continue reading

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An elegant lunch

We ended up at the some time home of the US Ambassador, Henry Cabot Lodge, where we were greeted with champagne and entertained by a display of folk dances from different parts of the country. vietnam 678 from Shirley Horwich … Continue reading

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Saigon

This morning we started the day with a trip to the market. The aisles between the stalls were so narrow that we had to squeeze through sideways.   We then visited one of the large Temples. One can buy a … Continue reading

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Ho Chi Min City

We are now in Ho chi Min City, to be precise we are in Saigon. The name Saigon refers to the central district. HCMC is the area of the greater city or conurbation. There are 10,000,000 people in HCMC and … Continue reading

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Some really fancy food!

An earlier video showed some simple country presentation of food. This hotel is famous for its sophisticated presentation. The first picture is of my sea bass with vegetables and (of course)rice. The others are desserts. The bird cage is spun … Continue reading

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A useful skill!

We went to a handicraft workshop where we were shown how to make joss sticks. I might open a little business when I get home. vietnam 577 from Shirley Horwich on Vimeo.

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