Travel Pics Theme: V for Vietnam

The theme letter for our ‪‎travel pics this week is V, for Vietnam. For Wednesday of this week, lets go shopping! Here you can see the heads of a group of Aussie tourists, as we get set to head into the Hoi An markets. The Hoi An central markets are regarded as one of the…

Travel Pics Theme: V for Vietnam

The theme letter for our ‪‎travel pics this week is V, for Vietnam. For Saturday, we head to the middle of the country, and the city of Hoi An.   This historic city was initially a harbour for the Cham people – who ruled the coast of central and southern Vietnam for about 1500 years, until…

Travel Pics Theme: V for Vietnam

The theme letter for our ‪‎travel pics this week is V, for Vietnam.   Day two takes us to Hoi An, in the centre of the country. In Vietnam, there is a specific artform known as water-puppets. These Múa rối nước, or “puppets that dance on water” date back to the 11th century as bored farmers, unable…

Travel Pics Theme: H for Hoi An

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week is H, for Hoi An.   The final pic in our series is of a local woman carrying fruits for sale in baskets, or Thúng, on a caryying pole, while wearing the Nón Lá  or traditional conical hat. She volunteered to pose for the photo saying no payment was…

Travel Pics Theme: H for Hoi An.

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week is H, for Hoi An. This shot is from the rooftop of a bar and cafe in the town. Most people only go up here at night to party – and the staff seemed somewhat bemused by these fully sober middle-aged Aussie heading up there in the middle…

Travel Pics Theme: H for Hoi An

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week is H, for Hoi An. One of the highlights of our three days there was a visit to the bustling food markets on a Sunday morning. The sheer variety of fresh food was astounding – and so was the range of participants. There were fruit and vegetable peddlers, interspersed…

Travel Pics Theme: H for Hoi An

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week is H, for Hoi An.   There is a bridge at the edge of Hoi An Ancient Town – it’s called Japanese Bridge, and has been there for centuries – the first incarnation was completed in 1590, and the ornamentation remains faithful to that period. It was built…