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The photo's you can find on this site were taken while I was on holiday in Vietnam in April/May 2002. We started our trip in Hanoi. But before we arrived there we spent a visiting day in Hong Kong waiting for our connecting flight.

The next day we left for Halong Bay where we slept on a boat. After our visit to Ha Long Bay we went back to Hanoi. Again a short stop in the capitol of Vietnam. The next day we left for the mountains in the North. We visited Bac Ha and did a 2 day trek around Sa Pa.

Two Flower Hmong girls at the Can Cau Market. Again we went back to Hanoi, but this time we had a few days to explore the city before we took the night train to Hue. After Hue the next stop was Hoi An. This is a small town with a very relaxed atmosphere. In short, a great place to stay and get the batteries going again.

Now we were on our way to Saigon, but on the way we stayed in Nha Trang for two nights. In Saigon we had one full day to look around before we left for the Mekong Delta.

After a very long trip by bus we arrived in Chau Doc, near the Cambodian border. Fortunately we had some stops along the way to "sail" the Mekong. This was the first, and only day, we had rain during the day.

The next stop on our way back east was My Khanh, near Can Tho. We stayed here is a Touring Village, according to the brochure. After some more boat trips we arrived on An Binh, an island in the Mekong where we spent the night in a French Colonial house. Actually in a building next to the house, in a big room. It looked like a army hospital, but was great fun.

The end of the holiday was near, only a few more days. Two more nights in Saigon. The final day we went to see the Cu Chi tunnels and went to a Cao Dai mass in Tay Ninh. After an unusual going away diner in Saigon it was time to go home.

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