Saturday, 28 December 2013

Day 144 - On The Trails of Ho Chi Minh

Today was mostly about Ho Chi Minh, it started with driving past the Ho Chi Minh Square in Vinh on my way to see Ho Chi Minh's parents' villages and where he grew up and his mother's grave in the mountain nearby.

It was a grey and quite chilly day so not the best for photography but the villages were all quite nice and it was interesting to see the places Ho Chi Minh grew up in before his family moved to Hue.

The landscape around the towns is also quite interesting very rural, on a nice day in the summer it should be nice with the fields all being green.

After visiting the villages it was heading to the Ho Chi Minh road to head further south, before deciding to make a slight detour and stop off in Ha Tinh for the night.

Ha Tinh is a small place and does not have anything really interesting to see but it was the biggest place nearby so seemed like the best option to spend the night despite the 30km detour.


  1. I watched The Quiet American on DVD this evening and your photographs continue where the movie left off. I trust you enjoyed your Christmas in your present surroundings. I can't wait for the next instalment of your fascinating and enjoyable photographic story.

  2. Thanks for your comment Calvin!

    I really like the movie and think this line i very appropriate: " They say you come to Vietnam and you understand a lot in a few minutes, but the rest has got to be lived."