Last thing from Ha Noi

Most famous vietnamese food: Chish&Fips!

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Ha Noi

Walked around in Hanoi to visit some of the sights and met possible future partners for lunch in a fancy, noisy restaurant close to our hotel.

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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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Drive-through Frisör

Impressions from the city

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Lai Cao – Luc Yen – Hanoi

Started quite early in the morning and headed to Luc Yen, famous for colourfull gems like rubies, sapphires, and spinells in snow-white marble. Unfortunatelly, they are manufactured into kitsch sculptures and stuff – raw material rarely to be found. Nice to see all the gems anyway.

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How the gems are cut

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Here they are

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Kitsch from beautiful rocks. Nice handwork though.

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Back in the motorcycle hell of Ha Noi. (Note the pink helmet with an extra notch for ladies’ plait of hair)

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Lao Cai

Weather didn’t get better, so we decided to drive to Lao Cai, where we arrived around lunch time. Had a walk around and a very nice fruit-lunch in the park (view to China).

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Me and Van having fun (yesterday at lunch). Don’t believe it’s water in the water bottles! (by Thomas)

 

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Around Sa Pa

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Tradititional costume of the people around Sa Pa

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Market place in Lao Cai

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Thrill core

Today the weather turned out to be rather wet, but we didn’t care at all, because we planned to have a more closer look at the drill cores anyway. Very interesting and revealing. After we finished that, we had quick lunch at a local ..errrr.. restaurant and drove to Sa Pa, which seems to be a giant construction site.  Not so nice on the first sight.

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120m of drill core (and many more stappled)

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A see-saw (cooling water just from the streamlet that floats by)

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Field work day 2

We visited the northern part of the deposit today, which is completely different to what we saw yesterday

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Nam Xe river, which we crossed yesterday

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Geologists and their handy maps

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Stein im Reis

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Bein im Reis

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Mein Reis

 

 

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First day of field work

After we went to not less than three authorities to get official permissions, we finally went to the field, where we had a hard, but spectacular day.

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Bite me! Market in Mung Sa(?)

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Bamboo bridge

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Looking for rocks

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No geologists were harmed during acquisition of this picture

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Me in the thicket (by Thomas)

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Kids loved us

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