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Ha Long Bay, Vietnam – part 2 of 3

By on September 9, 2015 in Vietnam with 0 Comments
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam – part 2 of 3

Some more photographs taken around Ha Long Bay. The photograph below was taken at Surprise Cave, Ha Long Bay (more about the cave later). What I like about this photograph, besides the fact that it shows the beauty of the bay, is the set of mysterious feet hanging over the edge of the cliff towards the […]

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Ha Long Bay, Vietnam – part 1 of 3

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Ha Long Bay, Vietnam – part 1 of 3

During my visit to Ha Long Bay, Vietnam the weather was cooperating.  It was misty and rainy, but it did make for some interesting photos. I was on a three day, 2-night cruise with Glory Cruises. Day 1 consisted of the transfer from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay, which meant we didn’t get onboard until 1 pm. […]

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Next Stop – Ha Long Bay, Vietnam – the bus transfer

By on September 8, 2015 in Vietnam with 0 Comments
Next Stop – Ha Long Bay, Vietnam – the bus transfer

After my time in Hanoi I was looking forward to getting out of the city to explore one of the natural beauties just down the road – Ha Long Bay. I’d enjoyed Hanoi a lot, but at the same time, I thought it would be nice to get out of the city for a few days, […]

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Crossing the road in Hanoi – easier said than done!

By on September 7, 2015 in Vietnam with 0 Comments
Crossing the road in Hanoi – easier said than done!

I mentioned in an early post on the Motorbikes of Hanoi that I was amazed at the number of motorbikes on the streets of Hanoi. It is astonishing. Crossing the road in Hanoi can be a real challenge. Particularly if you come from a western country where you have controlled crossings and not a lot of […]

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Motorbikes of Hanoi, Vietnam

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Motorbikes of Hanoi, Vietnam

The one thing that you cannot fail to notice whilst wandering around Hanoi is the staggering number of motorbikes on the road. Everywhere you go in Hanoi there seems to be motorbikes. They are outside every shop, every store, and on every street corner. Crossing the road is a real hazard as a motorbike seem […]

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Street shots of Hanoi, Vietnam – part 1 of 2

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Street shots of Hanoi, Vietnam – part 1 of 2

One thing I love doing in any city is wandering around and just looking and taking photographs. It’s amazing what you can see and find if you just take the time. This post, and the next, are a collection of photographs that I took on the streets of Hanoi over two or three days. The […]

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Vietnam Military History Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam

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Vietnam Military History Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam

I tried to visit the Bảo Tàng Lịch Sử Quân Sự Việt Nam (Vietnam Military History Museum), 28A Điện Biên Phủ (nr. Nguyễn Tri Phương), Hanoi, Thành Phố Hà Nội and totally failed as it is closed on Mondays and Fridays. This was a real shame. However, I did manage to capture a few of quick shots through the railings. The museum looked like a really interesting place […]

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One Pillar Pagoda, Hanoi, Vietnam

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One Pillar Pagoda, Hanoi, Vietnam

I kept seeing the Chùa Một Cột (One Pillar Pagoda), Chùa Một Cột (Ông Ích Khiêm), Quận Ba Đình, Thành Phố Hà Nội mentioned online, and in some tourist information I had picked up. And as the One Pillar Pagoda was behind the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum it was very easy to get to! Personally, I couldn’t see what all the fuss was about all the interest. Foursquare: One […]

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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi, Vietnam

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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi, Vietnam

On my way back from the Botanic Gardens I decided to visit the Lăng Chủ Tịch Hồ Chí Minh (Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum), Quảng Trường Ba Đình, Quận Ba Đình, Thành Phố Hà Nội.  Certainly an interesting place. The long wide boulevard reminded me so much of those propaganda shots of the 1970s. The boulevard seemed to go on and on…. The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum was impressive. Although […]

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Quan Thanh Temple, Hanoi, Vietnam

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Quan Thanh Temple, Hanoi, Vietnam

I do like a good temple, and the Đền Quán Thánh, 1 Thanh Niên (cnr. Quán Thánh), Quận Ba Đình, Thành Phố Hà Nội (Quan Thanh Temple) didn’t disappoint. The temple was built during the reign of King Ly Thai To (1010-1028) in 1010 and is dedicated to Huyen Thien Tran Vo (a God who guarded the north). Hence the temple is also sometimes called the Tran Vo Temple. […]

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