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Jul '06

Kayaking Halong Bay (video)

There is no better way to explore Halong bay than doing a kayaking trip which makes the visit a totally different one. With a kayak, you can easily enter the caves placed very low above the water, leading to the lagoons inside, while there is no way doing that with normal tourist boat. But, there are times you need to stretch your body lying on the kayak in order not to bang your head to the rocky stalactites. Continue reading "Kayaking Halong Bay (video)" »

Jun '06

Animation of Singapore (video)


This video was freshly made right after I bought my digital camera during the same trip in Singapore in April 2006. This JVC-D270AG combines animation and still image storing on both compact flash disk and traditional cassettes, featuring a zoom of 25x optical and 800x digital
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Jun '06


Apr 07, 06
We were in Singapore for a 2-night stopover. This was not too bad but things were rather expensive although most of the shops in the main streets like Orchard road sell branded names which mostly seemed original.

Spent sometime at Raffles Palace area where you can see the Lion statue – the island’s symbol. The famous Sentosa island and the Night Safari didnot get our interest at all. Continue reading "Singapore" »

Jun '06

Yet another Thai restaurant in Hanoi

The first moment I came in the restaurant, we were welcomed by the friendly staff with a Thai greeting phrase “Sawasdee Kha”, who made it sound like the original Thai in terms of pronunciation and intonation. Continue reading "Yet another Thai restaurant in Hanoi" »

Jun '06

Tam Dao hill station

Please see some photos of Tam Dao

Tam Dao is a hill station about 85 km to the Northwest of Hanoi, used to be developed by the French as a resort, having a cool weather all year round

The town is about 1200 meters above sea level and can be reached by a winding road uphill through pine tree forests and other green vegetation. Nowadays, Tam Dao is a major tourist destination for those looking for a short and relaxing escape close to the busy town of Hanoi; it is also a national park great for those naturalists looking for wild life like birds or butterflies. Continue reading "Tam Dao hill station" »

Apr '06

Bali – Indonesia

hi men,

i am now in bali. the island is really great. very green, vegetatation everywhere, nice people. but the beaches are just ok

today i went to see a vocalno at height 1717m. eating lunch at a restaurant overlooking to the lava area.some buildings are contructed in lava bricks
this is a really great tourist destination. clean, fresh, green and diversifed vegetation and nice up and down terrains. Continue reading "Bali – Indonesia" »

Mar '06

Thung Nang (Ninh Binh)

Some photos of Thung Nang (Ninh Binh) captured Mar 2006. Continue reading "Thung Nang (Ninh Binh)" »

Sep '05

laos- thailand – cambodia trip

night bus from hanoi to vientian, setting off at 8 to arrive at cau treo border at around 4:30. we had to wait until 7 for the border police to open Continue reading "laos- thailand – cambodia trip" »

Aug '05

Nanning to Guangzhou

Arrived in guangzhou at 6 by the night train. we had a very nice evening on the train with the drinking and talking with a local lady.

the first impression of guangzhou was the rainy weather and the unpleasant attitudes of some locals including taxi driver, shop sellers… Continue reading "Nanning to Guangzhou" »

Aug '05

Hanoi to Nan Ning

This morning we took a ride by a local van to Lang son, crossing border at noon. After a taxi ride to the town of Ping qiang, we bought our train tix and had lunch at a local Chinese restaurant. We were impressed because the restaurant looks basic but is equiped with a large air-con and the foods are very good Continue reading "Hanoi to Nan Ning" »