I asked in this thread (http://forum.purseblog.com/general-discussion/what-to-buy-in-vietnam-88394.html) about things to buy in Vietnam. Well, I came back last week after a very week of seeing visiting Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, and Ho Chi Minh City -- though much of it was spent on a bus, or a boat, or an airplane. Without further ado, here are some pics!!! First, here's a shot of one of the bays of Halong Bay. We spent several hours on a "jongue" just looking at lots of sights like this. Very Beautiful!! Two scarves I picked up for a steal, with what Vietnamese money I had left on my last day. And, lastly, the reason for the existence of this forum, I bought a purse!!! This is a hard to find, hand-made and hand-embroidered purse that I bought for a mere $10!!! Some of my friends paid $5 for theirs but their purses used a cheaper, thicker and single color white thread for the embroidery. This is a shot of the purse fully flattened and not ready for use. A close-up of the embroidered detail... And now she's ready to wear!!!