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Sunday Photo - 30 October 2016

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Dao minority in market northern Vietnam

rice paddies Ha Giang province northern Vietnam


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Sainte Agnès is a tiny little village located high on a ridge above Menton on the Côte d'Azur, only a couple of kilometres as the crow flies from both Italy and the coast.  It is known as the "highest coastal village in Europe" as it sits at just under 800m altitude while being practically on the sea. Owing to its strategic location it has some interesting fortifications including a medieval castle and more recent 20th century defences.  Naturally this all makes it a pretty spectacular place, both to look at and to look out of.

view of St Agnès near Menton Côte dAzur France

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Sunday Photo - 23 October 2016

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Ha Long Bay Vietnam

kaying in Ha Long Bay

cruise on Ha Long Bay



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Vietnam memories

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This week we’re off on possibly the most highly anticipated trip of the last 15 years, the biggest adventure ever for our very well-travelled but very European-based children, the most emotional and longed for journey in many many years - excitement is at fever pitch.  We’re heading back to Vietnam, the country where JF and I met 22 years ago and left two years later, almost exactly 20 years ago.

men at Hoan Kiem lake Hanoi

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