During this voyage I realized that traveling alone is the biggest experiment I can conduct on myself. I say that because since I am the only person making decisions in new places, I can see the immediate results of my decisions and how exactly I react to new environments. I know I can see how decisions and environment affect me at home, but not quite as explicit as when I am this isolated and controlled subject. I can trace exactly how I met a person and what I did that lead to my circumstance right now.
When traveling alone, I’m an isolated variable and my new contexts are new experiments.
Hoi An is a beautiful port city with buildings painted with bright colors like yellow and turquoise, once colonized by the Chinese for its premium location in Southeast Asia. In Vietnamese, this dreamy city’s name means ‘peaceful gathering’ and when I was here, the open spaces and clear air refreshed my mind that I almost forgot about all the busy ruckus left behind in Hanoi.
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Day 191/365, f/3.2, 1/160s, ISO 400, 35mm
Excellent shot! :)
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“Someone working” (photo taken in September 2010)
another entry to take part in our friend’s challenge on Facebook, #30diasdeclicks under the title “Someone Working.” I found this picture both litterally and in a humorous manner to be adequate for the challenge.
In Hue, Vietnam.
Well, he is “at work” :)
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WordPress give us a weekly photographic challenge. This week it’s Street Life as a topic.
I saw this woman on a small back road in rural Vietnam, moving her household belongings from one part of her village out along this little lane to another. Her little cart was loaded with bedroom and dining furniture and I imagined at the time she was a newly wed woman moving into her new husbands home.
Fantastic shot! :)
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Cool shot, he sure looks comfotable! :)
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Vietnam in Color
Wonderful shots, colorful for sure! :)
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Falling in love with Hoi An, Vietnam is an easy thing to do. Effortless really. So much so that all it took was a brief walk through the stone streets of this old French town to have my heart aching with love. I had been wanting to visit Hoi An for years after seeing photos of it in a magazine or online (I can’t remember which), and was incredibly happy to discover that the city is even more beautiful in person. (see the whole post here.)
Wonderful shot, wondering if that’s as easy as it looks? :)
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A happy snap from a junk on Halong Bay, Vietnam.
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I am currently on a four month journey, traveling and eating my way around Southeast Asia. The attached video is from my recent trip to the Green Hope Lodge in Cát Tiên (Nam Cát Tiên sector), Vietnam’s largest National Park. The lodge grounds overlook the Dong Nai River and the lush forest surrounding my bungalow offered the much needed fresh air which Saigon lacks. I spent the day lounging on hammocks, writing in the riverside wooden cabana and eating impeccably fresh, authentic Vietnamese dishes. This video was taken during the afternoon downpour, a daily occurrence in the monsoon season. I laid there, relaxing and safely covered from the rain, while Mother Nature gave us relief from Vietnam’s overwhelming heat.
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Spending time together :)
Beautiful shot, you both look so happy! :)
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This image is taken on Saturday
(06 July 2013) afternoon by the pool at the Sunrise Hoi An Beach Resort in Hoi An Vietnam. We’re here on a short holiday as seen through Instagram
and my blog http://yummylummy.com
We’ve been visiting Ha Noi, Ha Long Bay and Hue. Now we’re in Hoi An to enjoy the beach and some cooking and snorkelling. We will be leaving via Ho Chi Minh City.
Nice shot, you look right at home :)
I wasn’t in Hanoi long before I realized “sidewalks” is a misnomer. “Beside walk” or “alongside walk” would be far more accurate, because THAT is what you do.
The old quarter is quite crowded, and the Vietnamese are very industrious, so every square inch is utilized.
You can expand your retail space
He’s really pushing it! He’s spilling into the street.
Nice shots, gives a good idea good the intensity of things on those streets! :)
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