Old 09-11-2017   #561
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I should check this thread every time something new is posted. High quality pictures by all means.

Chai sounds like chai (tea).
Leica Blog recently posted one UK based photographer trip to the "Noth Pole" of Vietnam.
But photos here are more impressive, IMO.
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Thank you Erik!

Vincent, the series of rain is just in time.
We are experiencing rainy time for the last 1 week.
Another photo about life along the railway

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Ah yes. Rainy season in Vietnam; The Rain in Spain falls mainly in the plains of Quang Tri. Two weeks of over 20 inches a day. Three of those days were over 28 inches. I can so sympathize with the victims of Harvey and Irma. You can't describe things like that, you just have to experience them.
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Thanks for kind words,

About "Mu Cang Chai" name, it was written following the pronunciation of local ethnic people there.
The meanings of each words are (from local language, not Vietnamese language)
- Mu: forest
- Cang: dry
- Chai: land area

So, literately, "Mu Cang Chai" means "The land of dry wood"

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I should check this thread every time something new is posted. High quality pictures by all means.

Chai sounds like chai (tea).
Leica Blog recently posted one UK based photographer trip to the "Noth Pole" of Vietnam.
But photos here are more impressive, IMO.
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YEs, the rainy season in Quang Tri (in particular) and Central Region (in general) is quite a memorable experience. I spent my childhood in Hue city there before moving to the North, so I know how it is.

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Ah yes. Rainy season in Vietnam; The Rain in Spain falls mainly in the plains of Quang Tri. Two weeks of over 20 inches a day. Three of those days were over 28 inches. I can so sympathize with the victims of Harvey and Irma. You can't describe things like that, you just have to experience them.
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Next with photos,
Those breakfast stalls nearby schools are quite popular.
They are convenient for parents without enough time to prepare breakfast for their children at home.

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Breakfast stall - Sticky rice seller
For US$ 50 cent and you got a decent breakfast.
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Thanks Helen, I hope I have the time to do a photobook just for fun!

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Those breakfast stalls nearby schools are quite popular.
They are convenient for parents without enough time to prepare breakfast for their children at home.

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Ah, the parents had to hurry to set up the stalls by the schools, yes?

Actually, I think I have mentioned while in Quang Tri, going out many mornings to get Pho from a Vietnamese woman who sold it outside our front gate. Brought it on a bamboo carrying pole, soup on one side, a few bowls, chop sticks, and hot water on the other. When all the dishes were in use, you just had to wait. Then she would take the first used bowl and dump any leftovers on the ground, dip it in the hot water which got more and more greasy, and wipe it with a rag that got greasier every time.

Actually it wasn't as bag as it sounds, although it took me 3 or 4 mornings to really get comfortable with it. After that I never have it a second thought. And boy, was that woman a good cook of Pho. Nothing like what we get here in the States. Looking back I think she used bone soup too, again, not like in the States where you can flip a dime into the soup and tell if it came up heads or tails. And she definitely used a thicker noodle. Makes me hungry to think about it.
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Ah, the parents had to hurry to set up the stalls by the schools, yes?

Actually, I think I have mentioned while in Quang Tri, going out many mornings to get Pho from a Vietnamese woman who sold it outside our front gate. Brought it on a bamboo carrying pole, soup on one side, a few bowls, chop sticks, and hot water on the other. When all the dishes were in use, you just had to wait. Then she would take the first used bowl and dump any leftovers on the ground, dip it in the hot water which got more and more greasy, and wipe it with a rag that got greasier every time.

Actually it wasn't as bag as it sounds, although it took me 3 or 4 mornings to really get comfortable with it. After that I never have it a second thought. And boy, was that woman a good cook of Pho. Nothing like what we get here in the States. Looking back I think she used bone soup too, again, not like in the States where you can flip a dime into the soup and tell if it came up heads or tails. And she definitely used a thicker noodle. Makes me hungry to think about it.
Ok, off-topic a bit,

SInce you mentioned about "Pho", it's funny that the best Pho I've ever eaten was in Paris, in district 13 where many Vietnamese and Chinese live there. NOw in Hanoi, while there are plenty good restaurants serving Pho, I still missed the taste of that bow of Pho I had in district 13.

I've never been in US but I have some friends there, particularly in San Jose, California. I believe that you can have good Pho there since it's where the largest Vietnamese community in US located. You can google "Pho Cali" for an example.
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Vincent,

I guess that those above photos were taken in Hoi An, right?
In last July, I also visited Hoi An for 2 days, not enough time to walk around but only few shots along the beach.

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Vincent,

I guess that those above photos were taken in Hoi An, right?
In last July, I also visited Hoi An for 2 days, not enough time to walk around but only few shots along the beach.

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Hi Trung

Yes, Hoi An. Beautiful city with old charm. It kept raining when I was there!
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Indochina complex,
One of many new commercial/ office/ apartment buildings in Hanoi.
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Stopping at the traffic light,
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Beautiful landscape in Vân Đồn, Bái Tử Long bay, Quảng Ninh province, Vietnam

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Vietnam is a definitely a bucket list trip for me and all these wonderful photos don’t making waiting for the opportunity to visit any easier. Look in every few days to see if anything new has been put up.
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Trung, beautiful shot.

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I agree with Ko.Fe: must look here more often. Beautiful work.
Thank you Erik and Richard!
From my side; I should also check my archive more often.
Quite of decent shots were skipped before.
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Some photos of Vân Đồn fish market, in early morning when boats approaching the shore.

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Wedding photo shooting by the Lake Hoan Kim
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More from archive, in Văn Chương old residential neighbourhood.

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the baber in his shop by Trung Nguyen, on Flickr

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A few more photos from Sapa, Northern Vietnam
A shaman conducts ritual for a couple while a relative cooks a sacrificed pig in the corner, Sapa
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A typical primary school in Sapa
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A kindergarten in Sapa
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Children play on home made scooter
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Red Dzao ladies in Sapa, who traditionally shave their eyebrows
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A red Dzao lady cooks the meal
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Typical primary school shot reminded me picture I saw yesterday. Lenin monument in Hanoi...
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Some photos of Vân Đồn fish market, in early morning when boats approaching the shore.

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This is good. I love the activities in the foreground and the majestic background that slowly fades away to the distance. Is this near Ha Long Bay?
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A few more photos from Sapa, Northern Vietnam
Keep posting Tim, for such a long toime haven't got a chance to return to Sapa. I've learnt that it has changed a lot and Sapa now is like a giant construction site.
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This is good. I love the activities in the foreground and the majestic background that slowly fades away to the distance. Is this near Ha Long Bay?
Thanks Vincent,
It's in Vân Đồn town, 70km from Hạ Long (about 1.5 hours by car).
Bái Tử Long bay is also very beautiful (and less touristic than Hạ Long)
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Keep posting Tim, for such a long toime haven't got a chance to return to Sapa. I've learnt that it has changed a lot and Sapa now is like a giant construction site.

Hi Trung,

Yes, when I was there late December, 2016, the whole town was very dusty and got very muddy after rain because of all the construction work. A modern massive shopping mall and 5-star hotel were being built in the middle of the town. The local businesses weren't very happy. A once tranquil French hill station may be only memories for many.
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Children in the classroom, Sapa
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Children play cards, Sapa
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A red Dzao lady with her son, Sapa
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School girls walk more than 1 hour to get home from their school, both of them wear plastic slippers
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Mountain terrains in Sapa region
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... School girls walk more than 1 hour to get home from their school, both of them wear plastic slippers
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Well, getting kids to school in remoted area are really great efforts from the government, the teachers, the family and the kids themselves. It's great that you you can penetrate in such remoted area to document those photos. Thanks for sharing.
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some photos from archive

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Sapa became a tourist Disneyland years ago.
Yes; not only Sapa but other tourist attractions in Vietnam also.
Some remoted are like Ha Giang is still less affected.
Only Hoi An can balance some how between tourist development and culture reservation.
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