Wednesday, July 1, 2009


These are some picture from my vacation to Vietnam in January of 2008.

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New Year’s Eve 2007 downtown Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon)

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Reunification Palace, Ho Chi Minh City

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A Huey helicopter parked on the roof of the Reunification Palace.

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Balloon vendor

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Roasting suckling pig.  Before…

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…and after.

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Durian vendor

20080125a 164Rượu thuốc (liquor with preserved scorpion and cobra)

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Goldfish vendor

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Fruit and produce market

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Sunset, Đà Nẵng

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Cham ruins in Mỹ Sơn

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Fertility monument in Mỹ Sơn

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Mỹ Sơn

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Mausoleum of Emperor Khải Định in Huế

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Musicians in Huế

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The car that transported Thích Quảng Đức shortly his self-immolation.

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School girl wearing traditional Áo dài

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Household goods merchant in open market

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Vĩ tuyến 17 (or The Seventeenth parallel)

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Entrance to Phong Nha cave

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Inside the Phong Nha cave

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View from our hotel in Đồng Hới

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Unusual “natural” formation inside Hang Sung Sot cave in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

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Phong Nha cave

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Phong Nha cave

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Hạ Long Bay

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Woman selling seafood in Hạ Long Bay

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Thien Cung Grotto in Hạ Long Bay

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Boats waiting for tourist at Hạ Long Bay

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Variety of Vietnamese tropical fruit (Rambutan, Pitaya, Papaya, Custard Apple and the infamous Durian)

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Xich Lo (or rickshaw) driver waiting for customers

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Nha Trang skyline at night

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View from our hotel in the 11th district of Southern Vietnam

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Yummy seafood noodle soup

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A young man selling lottery tickets

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Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica (or Nhà thờ Đức Bà Sài Gòn)

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