Category Archives: Viet Nam

The last steamer of Vietnam

A personal story in the wake of history. How sad it is if you were born too late to embrace the glory of the age of steam on rail. Locomotives that appeal to imagination. By the time I was ten … Continue reading

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A tale of two cities

ʻMemories of a stationʼ This is what you’ll encounter coming from Hanoi by train and entering the station of Haiphong; a Mediterranean atmosphere. Back to the past and seen what’s left of a once mighty French colonial empire called: Indo-China. … Continue reading

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Things about the tram (2)

‘North, East and Southeast Asian trams’ For many the other side of the world, the Far East but these days not as far as thought. Yuăn Dōng – Verre Oosten – Estremo Oriente – Ferner Osten – Extrême-Orient – Daleki … Continue reading

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Images of Viet Nam

‘The old days linger on’ With a lot of gesture a railway worker, very manly this time, tried to convince me that taken pictures is forbidden and chased me away. A new phenomenon because one day earlier in the streaming … Continue reading

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Images of Viet Nam

‘The long arm of Long Biên’ A colossal iron structure but sophisticated in here appearance majestically bridges the Sông Hông better known as the Red River streaming through Hanoi. A railway bridge from 1903 build by the French company Daydé … Continue reading

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Images of Viet Nam

‘The harbour of Haiphong’ A few features ago I wrote about the Chinese province Yunnan and also that there’s more to tell but the pictures needed are not here where I live now. However, the end, or better spoken the … Continue reading

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