Travel Pics Theme: S for Singapore

The theme letter for our ‪‎travel pics this week is S, for Singapore. For Wednesday, it’s the Sri Mariamman Temple, the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore. We’ve been there twice .. the first time at night in 2010, and then during the day in 2016 (when this image was taken). It’s a temple built to…

Travel Pics Theme: I for Italy

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week (and a bit) is I, for Italy. To be honest, the only time we have spent in Italy is in Rome, and in Venice – plus travelling to-and-from – but even those two cities were amazing. We’ll start with Rome and this magic view of the Colosseum…

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.   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…

Travel Pics Theme: H for Hoi An

  The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week is H, for Hoi An – and today, we head to My Son holy land, about 40km away. My Son was built by the Cham people, who ruled Central Vietnam from 200AD to 1700AD until finally annexed by the Vietnamese in the 19th Century. Influenced by Hinduism they…

Travel Pics Theme: H for Hoi An

  The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week is H, for Hoi An. One of the delights of Hoi An is the river on which it is located – the Thu Bon (Sông Thu Bồn in Vietnamese). It’s host to tourist boats – like those seen here – but also to working vessels which ply…

Travel Pics Theme: H for Hoi An

  Friday marks a new week of images, and the theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week is H, for Hoi An. This city in the centre of Vietnam is amazing – calm and relaxed compared to the frenetic, frantic pace of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) or Hanoi. In its ancient city centre is the Chau Phap…