Stadthuys in Malacca

If you are a Dutch, you will be able to understand the meaning of the word Stadthuys. It actually means city hall in Dutch.

Stadthuys or the Red Square was built by the Dutch in 1650.  It served as the administrative office of the Dutch Governor and Deputy Governor.

Most of the buildings here are well preserved and if you are there, you can visit the Malaka Art Gallery and the History and Ethnography Museum. read more

Here We Go

The bus ride from Hanoi to Hoa Lu is about 100km. This city was the capital of Vietnam at about 1000 years ago.

And here we were on the way up the Boi river where we will be passing in between the towering limestone peaks.

Boiling Mud

Tanguban Perahu volcano is still an active volcano.  You could see boiling mud and so theoretically it could erupt anytime.

If you have like to go down to get a better view, there are guides around but too bad, I did not make a trip down to have a closer look.