Last year I celebrated Tet with my friend Hau in his home Town of Nghe An, which is situated 220kms south of Hanoi. I was the first Westerner to visit his home and the first one that most of the people
in the town had ever seen. It was an amazing experience, people would come out of their house to say hello and invite us in for some tea, beer or wine. Kids would follow us around the market, and some people wanted to touch me, seriously ha ha. A few people nearly fell off their bikes as they turned their heads to have a second look...
The ladies in the market tell my friend how handsome I am ( as
they chop the head off another live chicken) Eating breakfast (Ban Cuon) Steamed Pancakes and drinking Rice Wine at 7am. Sitting on the floor with Hau's family eating great
Vietnamese food, toasting with Rice Wine & meeting some of the loveliest, friendliest, most generous people I have ever met..My advise to anyone travelling through Vietnam is get off the beaten track and
meet some locals, then you see the real Vietnam. A week I will always remember. Thanks Hau.