photo diary vietnam, part II

Catching the early Reunification Express to Dong Hoi 
Duck eggs with developed embryos
Sunrise in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
Halong Bay - thousands of limestone islands and karsts in the Northeastern part of Vietnam
Ships near Cat Ba Island at dusk
Foggy mornings 
Trekking in Cat Ba national park - the biggest island of Halong Bay
Traditional Hanoi pho 
Barbecued dogs
Arriving in Northern Vietnam, Sa Pa, near the Chinese border
Hmong - one of the ethnic minority groups living in the North
View from Sa Pa town. Terraced rice fields, mountains and valleys 
Trekking in local villages
Spending the night with a local family. Joy and excitement over iPads
Rice plants and morning mist
View from my room in Sa Pa (paradise)
Sunday market in Bac Ha 
Bus station with a single departure each day
My favourite pineapple lady in Hanoi
Evening (and thousands of motorbikes) in Hanoi
Sailing in Tam Coc's limestone and cave scenery 
Paddling with the feet
Dawn in Hanoi 
West lake in Hanoi
Visiting Mai Chau in the Northwestern region of Vietnam
Extremely radiant sunrise in the mountain valley of Mai Chau
Breakfast from the market in Hanoi. The most tasteful and ripe avocados and papayas
End of the journey. Departing from Hanoi