That happy dragon was at the top of a mountain, most likely protecting the entrance to the valley. I did not notice how happy looking it was until I saw that photo!
January 30, 2018
Ninh Binh is famous for is rocky landscape. It is also known as the "In Land Halong Bay" and quite frankly I found it more interesting, less touristy and way nicer with all those hidden temples and everything!
Here is a big sculpture of a vietnamese unicorn protecting the entrance of a building. Angry looking but was actually very friendly!
January 29, 2018
Regardless of the weather, it was still an awesome place to cruise around on a local boat!
January 26, 2018
The famous Halong Bay is as special and beautiful as people think. Problem is, you need a good weather otherwise it is horribly cold, wet, and foggy. So much it was hard to see the islands around the boat...
Quick stop at the military museum to learn a bit more about the history of Vietnam. In few words they were at war all the time, against China, Mongolia, Cambodia, France, USA, etc.
January 24, 2018
This is a typical dinner in Vietnam! Pork, Chicken, Soja, Mushrooms, Spring Rolls, Spinach, Tofu, French Fries and of course rice!!
January 22, 2018
Mama Sa's son took us on a 4h hike through his hometown and region. We saw water buffalos, farm animals around the rice fields. The valley is absolutely stunning!
The Sa Pa region in Northern Vietnam is famous for its rice fields. Sadly during Winter time there is no rice at all! Walking through the fields is still very nice though!
Mama Sa was our host in the Sa Pa region, she cooked for us 2 evenings in a row and her son took us on trek during the day. Wonderful family, lots of love!