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Off to Vietnam...

I am so excited to be heading off to Vietnam in the morning!! Of course, there are 30 other sewing women coming along for the trip of a lifetime with Melly, and me, and Annette from Port Travel. For those of you joining us, you are going to experience a true delight of the senses. Amazing colours that are so stunning your eyes will hardly believe it:

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Foods you won't even recognise, but will delight your taste buds when you try them:

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Fragrance everywhere, especially the scent of incense; from the temples to the gardens in our resort:

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And, not only will you see foods that you have never seen before, and maybe have a go at trying them; you will also have the opportunity to cook them on the morning we get up (very) early and head to the market, buy our ingredients, and take them 'home' to the resort and have a cooking lesson with the chef:

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Then, after you have let your inner 'Masterchef' out, you can simply head to the beach, right about here:

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We have lots of things planned where we can meet the locals and delight in their way of life. On one of the days we will be joined by two ladies who work at the Embroidery House in Nha Trang, a very respected tradition. We will get to talk to them and casually find out about why sewing is such an important part of their lives. The next day we will go and visit them at the Embroidery House and enjoy some memorable times there:

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Last time I was in Nha Trang I met one of my mentors, Long Than, an amazing photographer who works only in black and white, and has photos in galleries all around the world. Think I might sneak off for a visit back to his studio:

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Vietnam will change you. You will never see the world in quite the same way again. Maybe it's the people, the food, the lifestyle, the colours, the fragrances, the mix of intriguing religions, the all consuming heat; maybe it's just a combination of all those things. You are really and truly in for the adventure of a lifetime...

Until the morning,

Leanne Beasley xxx




MBT Schuhe Händler

And muscle ligament and tendon-related medical conditions. Healthy shoes can also become a trend? Many people think that the older and the need for correction of gait personnel will be wearing the healthy shoe.

jenny b harris

I'm sure you will have a WONDERFUL experience!

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Beautiful photos! Is that a basket of tomatoes? They look very different to the ones we get in North America. Thanks!


Really an exciting country with special handicraft traditions.Wish you many nice days in Vietnam


Bello. bellisimo tu blog, tus conozco los hilos cosmo pero los colores me parecen hermosos, creo que no llegan a latinoamerica, quiero hacer todo lo que haces, mil bendiciones.


LOVELY! For those of you who have never been, prepare yourselves for a treat. I cannot wait for my return trip.


Woo hoo only I more sleep to go!!!!! Am looking forward to seeing your Vietnam Leanne, sounds fabulous!, see you in the morning


have a fantastic time.........

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