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The ancient capital of Vietnam Hoa Lu is just up the road from here. We had another guide to take us out today. The trouble is after a while you suffer from information overload. We were given a lesson in temples, the reasons why they are constructed in such a way, worship of ancestors and the beliefs of the Vietnamese. It’s difficult to remember the subtle differences in culture and religion of all the places we’ve visited over the last month. Interesting none the less.We were then taken to a floating village, or what was left of it. The government yet again decided they knew what was best for the people and tried to move the villagers off their boats and to a new commune away from the river. Some 200 decided to stay put, a few sticking to their boats but others built very simple homes on the…

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