To date we have traveled to 34 different countries across Africa, Asia and Europe and have been so lucky as to call a few of these countries home. Considering that there are about 190 countries in the world, we still have many travels to look forward to!
Vietnam is an incredibly interesting country with a biological and cultural diversity that blew my mind. It is the most culturally diverse country in South East Asia with more than 50 different ethnic groups. Many plant and animal species furthermore are found nowhere else in the world and scientists are still discovering new species! Halong Bay, a UNESCO world heritage site, is easily one of the most beautiful places on earth. It is in Hanoi that the husband pursued his professional career whilst I was concluding research in nearby Penang. I took the below pictures in Hanoi, HoiAn and Saigon.
A Norwegian friend living in Penang, visited Cambodia last week where she taught a poor Cambodian family how to knit! Pop over to her blog for the story and visuals - scroll down the posting for the English text in case you don't understand Norwegian ;-)
Meanwhile I recently met Ruth who sells her doilies at local craft markets. She hooks up a storm - wow I have NEVER seen anyone hooking with such speed. You go Ruth!