A Vietnamese Wedding

November 4th, 2013

They SaidVietnam

They told us the wedding was Sunday at six. Later on, we found out that was 6 a.m., meaning not-so-bright and early in the morning. But from the looks of things, it was a big deal. The son of our hostel owner was getting married and all week, the staff had been setting up with … Continued

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