S: Vietnam 2012
BC: Blessed with a ravishing coastline, emerald green mountains, breathtaking national parks, dynamic cities, outstanding cultural interest and one of the world's best cuisines, Vietnam has it all.
2: Motorbikes | Hanoi
3: Hanoi’s iconic dish Cha Ca La Vong tops every foodie’s must-try list when headed for the northern Viertnamese city. Cha ca simply means “grilled fish” in the local language, and this delightful dish of fish, turmeric, and dill takes it name from the restaurant that created it.
4: One of Hanoi's best-kept secrets., this place has plum views over Hoan Kiem Lake. Enter through the silk shop, and continue trough the antique-bedecked courtyard up to the top floor for the mother of all vistas. | Cafe Pho Co | Hanoi
6: Sapalay Express
7: Sapa itself is a busy little town; a crossroad of cultures converging then venturing off into the inspirational, misty mountain landscape. On a clear day you will be treated to views of steeply terraced rice fields, ethnic minority villages, raging rivers and astounding waterfalls.
8: Market | Sapa
10: Cooking School | Sapa Rooms
12: The H'mong Mountain Retreat is made up of a number of buildings: the large 85 year old stilt house, several rammed earth bungalows and one 70 year old H’mong House, overlooking the breathtaking terraced rice fields of Sapa.
13: H'Mong Mountain Retreat | Sapa
14: Fire truck | Sapa
15: Trout fishing | Sapa
18: Locals | Sapa
19: Wildlife | Sapa
20: Children | Ma Cha School
24: Mother & Daughter | Sapa
25: Red Dzau herbal bath | Taphin
27: Horseshoe Crab| Cat Ba Island
28: Water Puppets | Hanoi | Pool | Cat Ba Island
29: Beach 1 | Cat Ba Island
32: Water puppets | Hanoi
33: Exploit as much coal as possible for our country!