Vietnam Valentines

14 Feb

Vietnam is and isn’t a communist country. They pick and choose to suit there fancy. You can practice any religion you want but its illegal to preach. Supposedly there is prostitution (I’ve seen no evidence) yet it’s illegal to have the opposite sex in your home or apartment past 10 p.m. No holidays other than TET (Thanksgving, Christmas and New Years all wrapped up into one) yet they go crazy decorating for and celebrating Christmas and today they celebrated Valentines.

My Valentine Isn’t with me today so I was thinking about her and where we would go and what we would do If she were. Pretty easy, We’d visit Ha Long bay:

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We’d spend the night on one of the Chinese junks in the bay. Yep, that’d be the perfect Valentines day.

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6 Responses to “Vietnam Valentines”

  1. KanyonKris February 14, 2008 at 11:01 am #

    Great pictures – what a cool looking place!

    I hope, for your sake, that your wife is consoled by your Valentine wish, rather than inflamed by it. :-O

  2. Forrest February 14, 2008 at 12:13 pm #

    That looks amazing!

  3. socialclimber February 15, 2008 at 1:35 am #

    Great photos. Wait, does the 10 pm rule count for boats? 🙂

  4. grc February 15, 2008 at 1:49 am #

    Great photos! I have been remembering my time in SE Asia.

  5. brkeyes7 February 15, 2008 at 4:27 am #

    Pictures don’t do Ha Long bay justice, amazing! I should have mentioned that if its family the 10 pm rule doesnt apply and the hotels can require proof of marriage. They all have signs posted and letters explaining the law in your room.

  6. wunnspeed February 22, 2008 at 2:30 am #

    Ha Long was beautiful. Our guide told us that the reason the boats stay in pods is because separate boats are Pirate bait. We also loved the Communist “when they want” bit. They’re amazingly capitolist when they want to be, evidenced by the fact that everyone seems to have something to sell (object or service) yet you’re surrounded by propaganda and communist symbols.

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