Move over India! Vietnam is vying for the first place slot as our favorite port visited. After an evening in Ho Chi MinhCity visiting a friend from Takoma Park, we joined a small S@S trip that went north to Hanoi and then west to the rice fields and mountains of Mai Chau. We did a great deal of craft shopping, including textiles like those shown here. We also trekked through the mountains visiting the villages of some of the 53 minority peoples of Vietnam.

Patti and Dean

More thoughts on Vietnam

Did you know that there are Black Bears in Vietnam?

To find out more about Vietnam go to the Lonely Planet website.

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