Vietnam

19 Nov

Different people have different traveling styles. Some collect extreme experiences, like heli-skiing in Canada or bungee jumping off Victoria Falls. Some collect photos of themselves looking glamorous in front of classic landmarks, like the Trevi Fountain or Angkor Wat. One couple I met in Ho Chi Minh had recently graduated from the Cordon Bleu, and were traveling the world collecting culinary skills.  When Lachy and I travel, we tend to collect friends, snippets of new languages, and experiences of how the locals do life.

One of my favorite things about traveling is the way it challenges your concept of “normal”. In Australia, we tend to keep our home lives quite private – we close our curtains, and are uncomfortable if our neighbours can easily see into our backyards.

By contrast, the Vietnamese live far more communally. Homes and shop fronts are one and the same, and daily life sprawls out onto the streets; whether that be eating or sleeping.

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Lunch Time In Hanoi

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Afternoon Snooze in Hue

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The Bong-and-Ladders-Shop. For all your smoking and climbing needs.

Nice shots!

Check out the original post here at Indigo Euphoric !

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7 Responses to “Vietnam”

  1. Naresh Ramadurai November 19, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

    The second photo is so cool and expressive. Loved they monsoon feel and the colors. Nice :)

  2. Lori Lipsky November 19, 2012 at 7:21 pm #

    I love these photos of regular life in Vietnam. Thanks for letting me tag along.

    • toemailer November 21, 2012 at 7:49 am #

      Good to see you here, Lori!

  3. Leah Givens November 20, 2012 at 5:26 am #

    Neat look into another culture…I’d love to travel there someday. Thanks for posting these.

    • toemailer November 21, 2012 at 7:50 am #

      It does look pretty interesting.

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