Today was dominated by a trip south west of Hanoi into the Hoa Binh Province hills to visit several villages including in highlands accessible only by water.
A drive of several hours to this waterside village.
From where we boarded this boat to take us along the lake from where we explored houses scattered up the mountainside.
Disembarking at these steps, the first of hundreds up the mountain.
One of about five houses up the mountainside we were invited into by the occupants.
Back to the boat, the lake and eventually flat ground again then on to another village where we were treated to a dance and music cultural performance by the regional group.
After a long day, returning to our hotel in evening rush hour Hanoi.