What a magical place Vietnam was and still on the top of my list of places I want to return to asap!!!
This day was during the Vietnamese holiday of TET or New Years which fall close to the same time as Chinese New Year early in the year. We had no idea where our private guide was bringing us but wow are we glad we went!!
We drove for a couple of hours and ended up at this remote location on a very shallow river full of brilliant green new rice shoots………….and TONS of other locals wanting to do the same thing on their holiday as we were….taking a rowboat through the caves and limestone cliffs to a popular shrine.
It was drizzling and warm and just a magical and surreal day for both Steve and I. We were SO out of our element you have no idea yet still tried to fit in and join the fun. The locals seemed to get a kick out of the two of us filling a boat with the one driver while entire Vietnamese families of 8 could fit in the same size boat!!!!
We will return soon. It took me a few years to work on these photos because they were so special and “personal” in my experiences I was hesitant to work on them for some reason…now seems the time as I was looking at them again for inspiration and it seemed a shame to not have the albums up. I hope you can get the general “feel” of what this beautiful country is about through the images I am posting this week
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