In search of Savio
Vietnam 2009
Journey to Savio’s homeland, including Hoa Lu, Tam Coc, Ha Long Bay, Hanoi, Lang Son, and the Montagnard region of Sapa.
Hoa Lu guardian
Hoa Lu temple
Phoenix in Hoa Lu
Karst at Hoa Lu temple
Hoa Lu stone lanterns
Pilgrims at Hoa Lu
Common portable printer
Tam Coc docks
Tam Coc hills
Skilled oarswoman
Tam Coc's three grottoes
Tam Coc shrimpers
Dragon boats at Ha Long Bay
Karst formations at Ha Long Bay
Fruit vendor on boat
Ha Long floating village
Floating grocery
Limestone rising from Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay
Hang Thien Cung cave
Hang Thien Cung cave "cauliflower" formation
Old Quarter intersection
Open air market in Old Quarter Hanoi
Bach Ma temple
Rice crepes al fresco
Hanoi fast food
Fried eel soup
Universal drink
Dong Xuan market fabrics
Silk clothing on display
Wholesale shoe market
Lunch break at Dong Xuan market
Market offerings for Tet
Lang Son fields and peaks
Vacant room at orphanage
Savio's caregiver
Last day at orphanage
Signing adoption registry
Riding back to Hanoi from Lang Son
Hmong paddies
Black Hmong girls
Chimney-less Hmong house
Loom, indigo vat, and caged squirrel
Black Hmong proprietor
Waterfall at Hmong village
Ascent from Cat Cat village
Alps above Sapa
Scorpion and grub liqueurs
Hmong and Dao women
Flower Hmong handiwork
Red Dao woman at market
Flower Hmong garb
Black Hmong children and elder
Blossoms for Tet
Squeezing through Sapa's Heaven's Gate
Dragon Jaw mountain
Windy day above Sapa
Birds on a stick
Hmong pharmacy
Hmong monster dolls
Fancy Hmong hats
Red Dao women
Water puppets in Hanoi
Medical exam for immigration
Affectionate Savio
Transportation options
Scooter, bike, truck, pole, and train
Scooters in Hanoi
Typical street crossing
Ubiquitous cyclos
Young rider
Typical tube house
Yvette's favorite meal
Noodle lover
Vestige of Lenin
Ly Thanh To, founder of ancient Hanoi
Museum of Ethnology
Stilt house at Ethnology Museum
Lang Son adoptive families
Temple of Literature
Turtles honoring scholars
Savio loves faces
Flying eaves, Temple of Literature
Temple of Literature shrine
Crane and turtle
Temple of Literature roof
Temple of Literature tiles
Temple of Literature rooves
One Pillar Pagoda
Old Quarter's Metal Street
Vu sua, free delivery
Fresh fish for sale
Music store
Hong Ngoc
Vats of pho broth
Pho and cafe sua