Mai Chau, a pretty rural district in Vietnam

14th – 16th August 2014

I booked a three day trip in the rural district of Mai Chau.  It was, once again, lovely to get out of the hustle and bustle of Hanoi!

On the way at a pit stop, we could have opted for some snake/lizard wine!

Yes, I passed on that one!

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Mai Chau from above

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A beautiful moth

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My bed for the night

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A bike ride around the stunning countryside

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Men working in the village

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Here they live a very simple way of life

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Awwww

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At least we had the right bikes for it…!

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This is as still as it got for a picture…

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Kids playing on a raft

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A great group of girls

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A spider that likes to get the sewing machine out on his web, can’t beat a bit of zig zag stitch to funk it up a little bit!

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We Went for a trek through the village and out through the countryside.
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When I got excited by the red dragonfly, the guide thought he was being nice by catching it for me, although luckily I don’t think he damaged it!
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We stopped off at a local family’s home. The fireplace for cooking on.
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Kitty warming himself in the ashes
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Some tasty fruit
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l don’t think he was too bothered about having a pic taken!
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Best friends
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So cute! Duck family crossing the field!
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My first motorbike lesson!
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An evening of local entertainment
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Roped in!
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Some kind of alcoholic beverage!
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A motorbike ride to a lake and waterfall
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Albert the Dane
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Albert with our guide
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Aniek taking a swim
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Chug chug!
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Little piggy head…
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Tongues!
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More caged birds 😦
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9 thoughts on “Mai Chau, a pretty rural district in Vietnam”

  1. Another beautiful group of photos Claire!! Thank you so much for your letter which we received on Tues 16th Sept. Lovely to hear from you in person!!! xxx

  2. Hi, yes Im catching up on your posts, I love that total lack of H & S great to see, lets all get back to a simpler life. Have fun , stupid to say as you are obviously living the dream well done. X

  3. bit of a fraud on the motorbike ride, I would have been more convinced if you took it off the propstand!
    Are you sure Aniek hadn,t been thrown overboard for not paying her fare lol.
    Another great batch of photography, you’ii be able to start your own postcard company when you get. back

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