Category Archives: Vietnam

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Free Background Wallpaper from Halong Bay, Vietnam

I have made a desktop background (wallpaper) of one of my recent photographs of Halong Bay, Vietnam, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and truly one of the most beautiful places on earth. Halong Bay, situated in the Gulf of […]

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Ubiquitous Rice and Its Many Uses

When traveling in SE Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos) one expects to see and eat a lot of rice. It is the most important staple food for a large part of the world’s human population, […]

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Bonsai in Vietnam ~ They are Really Large

Bonsai is an ancient Japanese art form using miniature trees grown in containers. Similar practices exist in other cultures, including the Chinese tradition of penjing and the miniature living landscapes of Vietnamese hòn non b?. […]

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SE Asia ~ An Artist’s Palette by Lynne Mayhew

In three words I can describe SE Asia. It is an artist’s palette. A profusion of color, shapes, sizes and textures, found in and on the streets and allies of Hanoi, Saigon, Phnom Penn or […]

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Valet Parking

Motorbikes are as much a part of Vietnam as rice. They are everywhere and serve a far greater purpose than mere transportation. Motorbikes in Vietnam are like a magic carpet as well as a peek […]

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Postcard from the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

The Mekong Delta is all about rice and fish. Everyone works at one or both. Rice becomes rice noodles, rice paper, rice wine with snakes, rice candy, popped rice, etc. Fish are farmed under floating […]

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Postcard from Saigon, Vietnam

Saigon is Vietnam’s largest city with ten percent of the country’s 8.7 million people. It seems that everyone owns a motor bike and is on the road 24 hours a day. While there are reminders […]

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