The countryside of Ninh Binh

The countryside of Ninh Binh

The bus drives past my destination Around 5 am we drive through the countryside of Ninh Binh … and the bus does not stop. When I see a board along the road stating: Goodbye – Hope to see you again in Ninh Binh, I rush forward. The driver’s assistant is snoring. I wake up almost […]

Waiting for the sleeper bus to Ninh Binh

Waiting for the sleeper bus to Ninh Binh

Conversation with two professors Early in the morning, I left by bus, back towards Hue where I will have a stopover for a day, before taking the sleeper bus to Ninh Binh.  During a short break, two elderly Vietnamese join me for a conversation. One is a professor of geology, the other in environmental studies. […]

The cultural highlights of Hue

The cultural highlights of Hue

Annoyed with the money hassling After breakfast, and before my afternoon flight to visit the cultural highlights of Hue, I take a taxi to the Museum of Ethnology. It was almost inevitable that I paid too much for the ride; the driver did not know the exact location, and furthermore, he hardly understood English. Though […]