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Song of the week

Since he had 80th birthday this week:

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Zitat der Woche

Stefan Schwarz, “Das wird ein bisschen weh tun”, Rohwolt, Berlin, 6.Auflage 2012, S. 20:

“Ich fahre einen VW Passat, aber ich bin kein VW-Passat-Fahrer! Ich habe eine ausgeprägte, facettenreiche, geradezu schillernde Persönlichkeit, auf die ein Ford Mustang Hatchback mit Feuerlackierung, ein offener Tschaika, ein nobler Humber Super Snipe von 1946 oder auch ein Enzmann 506 passen würde – aber nein, ich möchte niemanden mit meiner Individualität belästigen. Darum fahre ich einen schwarzen VW Passat Kombi; den Durchschnitt auf vier Rädern. Ein Auto, das man schon vergisst, während man es anschaut.”

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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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