Monthly Archives: July 2015

Can Tho – Vietnam

When I was young during the war, growing up in the the dry dusty port of Da Nang, I dreamed about visiting cool and wet places like Can Tho and Da Lat. Can Tho is as Vietnam as it can … Continue reading

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Luang Prabang – Around Town

Luang Prabang is one sleepy little town. As a tourist, there isn’t much to do but that’s OK because it isn’t a been-there-done-that destination. We borrowed the hotel bicycles to cruise along the Ankang river, got a Laos massage (very … Continue reading

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Southeast Asia 2015 – Weavers in Luang Prabang

I took a Laos weaving class in Vientiane a few years ago and was completely clueless. The instructor kept shooing my hands and jumped in any moment to save myself from making mistakes. I’m please to say this time in … Continue reading

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Southeast Asia 2015 – Dyeing in Luang Prabang

I took a two-day silk dyeing and weaving class at Ock Pop Tok (East Meets West). The dyers are very proud they can create most of colors naturally from local plants. ¬†Below is their recipe. Everything except black. I had … Continue reading

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Southeast Asia 2015 – Luang Prabang

For most of the month of May, we were hopping through Laos, Vietnam, Singapore, and Taiwan. Since I was born in Vietnam and husband in France, we alternate our vacations between Europe and Asia. Last year was Spain and this … Continue reading

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