Monthly Archives: March 2012

A water wonderland

I went on a three-day trip to Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island. It was a bit foggy and didn’t quite measure up to the blue-sky and blue-water postcards, but on the other hand,  it was very peaceful and relaxing. … Continue reading

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A day in the life of the Old Quarter of Hanoi

I spent a delightful day, walking, walking, walking, all over the Old Quarter of Hanoi. It was very easy to get around with a map. All the roads are marked with signs and the city is quite clean and the traffic … Continue reading

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Vietnam on a plate

Actually, many, many, many little plates. On my first night in Hanoi, I was met by Linh and her boyfriend Luc. My friend Jeff’s wife Sue, who works with a software outsourcing outfit in Vietnam had asked them to show me … Continue reading

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From Lemon to Lemonade

I knew should have read my Lonely Planet on the flight from Mumbai to Hanoi.  I rarely land in a brand new country without some basic orientation, but a month in India among friends had  made me soft and the … Continue reading

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