Travel Pics Theme: V for Vietnam

The theme letter for our ‪‎travel pics this week is again V, for Vietnam. For Friday, it’s a temple shrouded in smog, in the middle of a lake, itself in the middle of Hanoi. Well, strictly speaking, this photo was taken FROM a temple – but the image is of the “Tower of the Turtle”.…

Travel Pics Theme: V for Vietnam

The theme letter for our ‪‎travel pics this week is again V, for Vietnam.   The Mekong Delta – for a generation of westerners, the very words conjure up visions of intrigue, and danger – and of beauty and excitement, and a dozen other emotions mixed together. For the tourist in Vietnam, the Mekong Delta…

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. (Yes, I know that was last week’s theme – but we decided to do a V2) Most tourists, when they go to Vietnam, will be offered a cruise on Halong Bay. So, what’s in store? Well, when we did a two-day cruise, we…

Travel Pics Theme: V for Vietnam

The theme letter for our ‪‎travel pics this week is V, for Vietnam. (Yes, I know that was last week’s theme – but we decided to do a V2) Our first in this second week is of Vietnamese women wearing the Ao Dai – the uniquely Vietnamese fashion that is elegant – but highly impractical.…

Travel Pics Theme: V for Vietnam

The theme letter for our ‪‎travel pics this week is V, for Vietnam. For an ostensibly communist country, Vietnam is a remarkably capitalist society. In fact, it is officially “a market economy with a socialist orientation” … but on-the-ground, that means little. This woman, selling seafood off a boat in Halong Bay it s a…

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. I’ve mentioned Halong Bay before – and this image comes from there: it’s a sunset, as we cruised the bay in January 2016. HaLong literally means “descending dragon” … the legend is that as a giant dragon landed, it gouged out valleys and gashes…

Travel Pics Theme: V for Vietnam

The theme letter for our ‪‎travel pics this week is V, for Vietnam. Hanoi is a huge sprawling metropolis with nearly 8 million residents in its greater urban area, and a history that dates back five thousand years – the first human settlement in the area coming around 3000 BC The centre of what would…

Travel Pics Theme: V for Vietnam

The theme letter for our ‪‎travel pics this week is V, for Vietnam. For Wednesday, let’s head to the Mekong River, and the floating markets. You can visit ‘Floating Markets’ in a variety of locations across Asia – but most are largely for tourists – whereas the Mekong floating markets are really only for locals.…