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November 2015
Posted on November 28th, 2015 by paularath

Vietnam is a place where many crafts are still created in the old manner. Our group visited several cooperatives where crafts were being made. Embroidery is among the crafts the country has become known for. Couture, and even haute couture designers in New York, Paris, London and Milan often seek out Vietnamese embroiderers to stitch
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Posted on November 25th, 2015 by paularath

On the drive between Ha Long Bay and the Hanoi airport, we made a few stops to get a glimpse of village life. The kids above were very excited to have visitors to their village and followed us throughout our walk. Of course it helped that a very smart woman in our group, Ruthanne Fuller,
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Posted on November 24th, 2015 by paularath

Ha Long Bay has been a dream of mine since I first saw photos of it decades ago. The World Heritage Site consists of 2,000 limestone and sandstone islands that crop up throughout the serene bay. The landscape is magical and mystical, unlike anything I have ever seen. Many of the islands are inhabited solely
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Posted on November 20th, 2015 by paularath

Although Hanoi was bombed over and over again throughout the Vietnam War, the Old Quarter was never hit. What a treasure! The narrow, winding streets still serve in their original capacities: Silk Road, Jewelry Road, Shoe Road and so on. Today, Hanoi is a city of stark contrasts. Here’s just one small example: The first
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Posted on November 17th, 2015 by paularath

This blog is a brief overview of where Jerry and I went during our time in Indochina. We spent five days in Hanoi, followed by two weeks traveling in Vietnam, Cambodia and a couple of days in Bangkok. In the days to come, I will share more photos and stories about our trip. We traveled
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