HCMC Nha Trang Dalat Vietnam by mini bus with a one night stopover in Dalat. We travelled through some very interesting countryside stopping often for food and drinks.
Riding to school
Young girl wearing the traditional ao dai. The name “ao dai” was originally applied to the outfit worn at the court of the Nguyễn Lords at Huế in the 18th century.
A tip for the boys
I gave these boys a tip which made them very happy indeed.
Another happy face in Vietnam.
So many happy faces in Vietnam.
Beautiful country heading north
Rice terraces from the highway.
Village on the river
A whole town sits on the water.
What more could you want?
Vietnam’s version of waterfront homes.
HCMC Nha Trang Dalat Vietnam
Compare the above and below photo and see if you can spot the difference.
Looks the same doesn’t it?
Of course you picked it, the mother is rocking the baby. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Paddling by foot
That’s a new technique.
Night market in Dalat.
Fresh fish at Dalat
Đà Lạt, the capital of Lâm Đồng Province in southern Vietnam’s Central Highlands, is centred around a lake and golf course, and surrounded by hills, pine forests, lakes and waterfalls. Known as the “City of Eternal Spring” for its distinctive temperate climate, Đà Lạt was developed as a resort by the French in the early 1900s, and many reminders of its colonial heritage remain.
Off to training
The kids are looking good in their karate outfits.
Lovely smile in Dalat
So many smiling faces in this great country.
HCMC Nha Trang
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Beautiful Faces Nha Trang Vietnam & French baguettes are two things I recall when I think about Vietnam. Other vivid memories are of the motorbikes in Ho Chi Minh City, & the Cu Chi tunnels, however the image that sticks in my mind most of all are the beautiful faces of the people and their children in this amazing country. I think I need to plan a 3rd trip there again soon.
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Heading out to catch some fish.
These great looking fishing boats are designed to handle all kinds of weather.
Beautiful Faces Nha Trang Vietnam
How about this beautiful smile?
Nha Trang Vietnam, good beach, nice town.
All the fishing boats are painted blue, they really look terrific, then again I really like boats. I even found some boat yards where they were repairing and refurbishing some older boats. Constructed from solid timber and designed to handle the rough seas in the monsoon season.
In for repairs
A little panel beating could be required here. 🙂
I really love these fishing boats
Classic lines and a beautiful colour.
Beautiful faces Nha Trang
I found these beautiful kids living in an old tin shed in a shanty town beside the river. If I ever make it back to Nha TrangI will try and find their home to give them a copy of this photo.
The house at the bottom right is where the children live, you can clearly see the window where they were.
John Martin aka Pothole with the local children.
John Martin aka Pothole Bin Ladin accompanied me on one of my 2003 trips to Vietnam. Nha Trang has a beautiful long sandy beach. Find yourself a deck chair in front of the yacht club and be prepared to be bombarded by vendors who don’t like to take no for an answer. 😥
Beautiful deserted Nha Trang beach
A fantastic long sandy beach at Nha Trang.
Sign on beach says “no vendors”
This sign on beach says “no vendors” so every time one would approach I would just point to the sign. Then one guy strolled up, I pointed, and he said quick as a flash, “I can’t read.” 😆
Sidewalk chef, and the food was great.
Fresh seafood on the side-walk.
Jack & I eating side-walk seafood
A bottle of local wine to wash down the food.
Local butcher at work
No refrigeration here and all female butchers.
Always avoid a lady with an axe. 🙂
I guess they have been doing this for centuries.
Lovely Vietnamese girl
I met Hien online then again in person at Nha Trang.
Dinner with Hien’s family
I had a lovely night with this wonderful Vietnamese family.
At Jack’s bar with Jack
I met Jack an Australian from the NSW coast , around Coffs Harbour I think, here we are drinking at Jacks Bar in Nha Trang. I went to Saigon in January 2015 to taste the French baguettes and to gaze at the thousands of beautiful faces.
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A lasting memory of Nha Trang.
I was here in 2003 and its strange what sticks in your mind. I heard Norah Jonesfor the first time on the radio and bought the CD the next day, have been a fan ever since, Here is the song,
Farewell from Nha Trang
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