This elderly woman lives in a fishing village in Halong Bay. She's an adorable lady who probably weighs about 30 kgs. I know I shouldn't have taken her picture but she did encourage me. I did give her a few US dollars. Some people just walked up to her, took a picture and turned around and left. At least I always have the decency to ask before I shoot.
Much has happened since I last posted. I've left Hue and gone on to Hanoi. Now I am back in Hanoi after a three day kayaking/boat trip on Halong Bay.
I've taken a cooking class, done some hiking and tons of socializing. I'm still having a great time. I got my visa for India sorted out. All that I need to do now is buy a ticket to Mumbai and I am all set.
In the meantime, I am enjoying my time here in Vietnam. In such a sort time I have seen a lot. I can't begin to describe all the wonderful and intriguing people I have met. When you travel alone it can get quite solitary. Fortunately I keep meeting people who are so warm and understanding that I don't have much time to pause. Only now I pause because I am too drained to do anything.