Post Tagged with: "Hanoi"

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Early reflections on Vietnam and Cambodia, pt. 1 of 2

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Early reflections on Vietnam and Cambodia, pt. 1 of 2

Our last days in Cambodia were packed with magnificent and mysterious Angkor temples and local culture. Heat and humidity sapped my remaining energy, so I am now composing a final post from the comfort of home. Click on thumbnail images to enlarge. CAVEAT: Please understand that a trip of several […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Final thoughts from Vietnam

We are in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and have been on the Mekong River for the past few days, without Internet. Before thinking about what we are experiencing in Cambodia, I want to offer a few more reflections on Vietnam. We are discussing short stories written by Vietnamese writers. They are […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Saigon’s Yin to Hanoi’s Yang

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Saigon’s Yin to Hanoi’s Yang

(click on photos to see full size images) We tend to toss around the terms ‘yin’ and ‘yang’ with some hazy notion that they represent something to do with balance. What we read before we came and what has been confirmed by all we have seen and been told, is […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Confused by Communism in Vietnam

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Confused by Communism in Vietnam

On flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly, and often still, known as Saigon). First, I want to say how the hearts of all of us on this trip are concerned for those who have borne the wrath of the benign-sounding Sandy. I hope you are all safe […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – You put your right foot in, you take your right foot out …

HANOI, Oct 28 2012. I am both in and not in Vietnam. After a long journey from Madrid and through Moscow, I landed at 8am local time in Hanoi. I flew on Aeroflot, the Russian airline, from Madrid. I had wondered who my fellow passengers would be. Since the fall […]

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