Vietnam: The Red River Delta

What I liked about our trip is that it regularly went off the beaten track. We visited two villages in the countryside near Hanoi.

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We went to the Tay Phuong Pagoda and the rice fields in the village around it. First we cycled through the rice fields. I was amazed at how meek the cows were. You could just cycle past them.

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Our guide Hai grew up in a rice village and could give us a very detailed explanation of life in a village. We were mainly surprised by the fact that people still do so many things by hand. Hai explained to us they are too poor to buy machines.

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Can you see how clever the woman protects herself from the heat? She uses banana tree leaves to cover herself.

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Then we went to the pagoda. We climbed a lot of stairs and enjoyed peace in the surroundings of the temple. I really love all the things the Vietnamese offer to their gods. We even spotted Red Bull.

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Duong Lam

60_lunchIn the afternoon we went to the village Duong Lam. I love our lunch place. Our lovely host cooked us a gorgeous meal. Her house was so nice. It was an ancient house with the most lovely inner yard.

She also followed EURO2016, as many Vietnamese apparently. This surprised us a great deal. She even knew Eden Hazard!

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Do you want to discover more about Vietnam? Read what we did.

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