Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tam Coc, Ninh Binh Province

Tam Coc is known as the Halong Bay of the rice paddies, found in a southern part of the Red River Delta it is rich agricultural land and specular scenery.
Boating was a real giggle, you think you are moving so slow but when you start to draw, everything seems to whizz by.
Tam Coc is also known for it’s fine embroidery a very widely spread cottage industry.
Many of our ladies took home with them beautiful bed and table linen with beautiful hand work on them at an absolute fraction of the cost it would be back home.
Hue is a charming young woman who works in the hotel we stay at, she is a fine example of Vietnamese people in our experience, so friendly and welcoming, really impressed that we have made the effort to learn a few words in Vietnamese. We practiced Vietnamese with her, she practiced English and French with us.
In her spare time, like every other lady in the area Hue stitches.

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