Aparna loves all things handmade. So there was no stopping her from buying everything in sight at the ceramic village, silk village, ethnology museum, handicraft shops, roadside vendors, boutiques, art shops and whatnot. While Deven looked after the kids at home, and was rewarded with the choicest of Vietnamese meals, Aparna went berserk, and only a thunderstorm in Bat Trang put a pause in the shopping spree.
What you see below are only samples from the whole sets she bought. Missing from the pictures are all the lanterns, a big painting, and some of the boys’ Vietnam motif t-shirts!
It was a wonder they didn’t have to pay for any excess baggage. Need I say more?