Mai Chau Valley

October 4, 2015

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There’s something about Vietnamese valleys, rice paddies stretching out endlessly until abruptly they stop at the foot of a steep karst mountain; blanketed in green, the whole area is a feast for the eye.

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We caught an easy four hour bus from Hanoi to the town of Mai Chau (Pronounced May Cho), and were met by this little girl in a golf cart.

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We stayed in an Air bnb which turned out to be a local community project for the local women to learn weaving skills. P1320677

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They also support and house disabled women in the area who work in their shop, and teach the local children English with volunteers who come from Hanoi. They are called Hoa Ban +, but they’ll soon change their name to OZ design house. They sell their products through OZ design house in Hanoi.

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We visited the shop in Hanoi, and we bought a lovely little passport holder from the women in Mai Chau. Sophie tried a few things on, she bought this lovely dress.

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The surrounding area is stunning, it’s easy to walk around and explore.

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If people smoke here, they often smoke from bamboo bongs.

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Locals were very smiley with us and would often wave and say hello, very small children like this little one were about more astounded.

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