Posted by: Wink | January 30, 2015

Vietnamese Agriculture

We rode right through these vegetable patches. The people laughed and asked us, through our guide, “Why are you riding here? This is boring and takes longer than riding on the road!”

We watched this woman fill her cans several times, and with very economical movements, she carried them to the field and poured them on the vegetables.

Vietnamese bananas are short and delicious.

I think we took her by surprise. Many village people have not seen westerners before.

Plowing the rice fields near Hanoi.

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Posted by: Wink | January 30, 2015

A few photos from Halong Bay

Halong Bay is a UNESCO site with 1,968 limestone carsts, of which we saw about 500. I think we may have seen about 500 other boats as well!

Pano from the bow.

Miller girls with our ship.

Tai chi at 6:15am with the cruise director, who was quite talented.

Posted by: Wink | January 26, 2015

Angkor Wat

Posted by: Wink | January 24, 2015

Riding with Dat

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Posted by: Wink | January 23, 2015

Some Vietnam cycling pics

The “roads” we are riding on are generally narrow paths. Lots of motor bikes – often with two or three people on board – and the occasional truck also share the road with us. The adults on the motorbikes are required by law to wear helmets but the babies and children are not.
We see children cycling home from school, guys on motorbikes pulling carts full of pigs to market, motorbikes piled high with building materials, beer, recycling, geese, stacks of egg cartons…you name it. We pass small markets, men in hammocks, rice drying in front of houses, fishermen on skiffs, people selling fresh fruit and veggies from their boats to residents along the river, hair salons, families gathered on front porches, ducks, cocks (for fighting), people working in rice paddies, women washing clothes in the river (and sometimes talking on their cell phones at the same time! See photo). It is a feast for the eyes and ears. When we want to pass other riders we say “wawa” which means excuse me – passing!
Everywhere we ride, we are greeted with young voices singing “hello” as we pass by. The kids especially like to high – five us and they love to have their picture taken and then see it on our digital cameras.
We have several local guides, Dat and Van, and two drivers. Dat is 26 and has a new baby. In addition to guiding, he raises pythons to sell.

Posted by: Wink | January 22, 2015

Mekong homes

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Posted by: Wink | January 22, 2015

Morning market in Can Tho

Posted by: Wink | January 22, 2015

Floating market in Can Tho

Posted by: Wink | January 21, 2015

Our cycling group

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Posted by: Wink | January 21, 2015

Vietnam and Cambodia

Our cycling group

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