A story of human trafficking – Ben Randall, a traveling photographer who lived in Vietnam, talks about his friend “M”, who was kidnapped from Vietnam. She is believed to be a victim of human trafficking and was most likely sold to be a wife or prostitute in China. Find out how you can raise awareness about human trafficking. Continue Reading →
They say that the universe has a strange sense of humor. I’ve never believed that until my friend Leanne wrote to me at the beginning of September to tell me that I’m semi-
famous in Vietnam. Continue Reading →
This guest post was written by Stephanie Long. From the top of the hill, Mai Chao looks like the Vietnam I’ve always imagined: rice paddies and small huts, nestled in a valley in the midst of sharp mountains. After a chaotic week in Hanoi, I was craving a trip to rural Vietnam. Too short on time to make the popular trip to Sapa, I had followed a friend’s recommendation and booked a tour to the nearby village of Mai Chao Continue Reading →
This guest post, written by Stephanie Long, gives an inside look into the art of ceramic making in Vietnam’s Bat Trang village. Continue Reading →
This photo was taken just before sunset in Halong Bay, Vietnam. We had just dropped anchor for the evening to spend our first night on a traditional junk boat. Obviously, I’ve had a bit of photo-processing fun with this image. I’ve inverted some of the colors to make it look more like a painting. What do you think?
Dreams really are made of this…
A magical travel moment: A pure beam of white light appeared before our eyes in the dim darkness of Hang Sung Sot, a vast mountain cave that winds its way through a few immense chambers before exiting out onto a narrow walkway that lends an unprecedented view of Halong Bay. Hang Song Sot (Surprising Cave) in Halong Bay, Vietnam lives up to its name of being the biggest, the most popular and most beautiful cave system to wander through in Continue Reading →
A reverse effect with life imitating art. Or is it? This photo looks like an old oil painting to me. I love the contrast between the tiny little Vietnamese fisherman’s boat floating in a wake of capitalism.
One special area just outside of Ho Chi Minh City played an extraordinary part in Vietnamese history just over 35 years ago. John and I are both interested in the history of the Vietnam War, so a visit to Cu Chi Tunnel system, Ben Duoc Tunnel has been on both our bucket lists for some time now. Located 70km North-West of Ho Chi Minh City, this unique architectural structure forms a system of underground tunnels spanning over 200km in length. Continue Reading →