23 April 2017

Out and about


Tourists take a float down the Thu Bon river in traditional boats in Hoi An, Vietnam. Photo taken in November 2016.

20 April 2017

River views


Views along the Thu Bon river in Hoi An, Vietnam. Photo taken in November 2016.

19 April 2017

Into the fairy creek


The fairy creek is another big attraction in Mui Ne. As it was the dry season, it was a scenic  walk upstream through the creek.


There are lots of mineral cliffs along the way. It's easy to imagine things look quite different here during the wet season when the water is much higher and flows faster.


There's always a slight current, even in the shallow waters. Photos taken in November 2016.

18 April 2017

Neverending dunes


Sorry, I couldn't resist. Photo taken in November 2016.

17 April 2017

Lotus blossom


A beautiful lotus blossom for Easter Monday. Photo taken in November 2016.

14 April 2017

High in the sky


Mui Ne is a popular spot for kite surfing. I didn't try it, but it was fun to see the colorful sails flying high in the sky. More skies can be found here. Photo taken in November 2016.

13 April 2017

Fishing village


There's always work to be done when you live in a fishing village.


Sorting through the day's catch.


Drying and preparing the nets for another day. Photos taken in November 2016.

12 April 2017

Beautiful bougainvillea


I can never resist snapping a shot of this bright flower. Hope it brings some sunshine to your day. Photo taken in November 2016.

11 April 2017

More dunes


It was such a beautiful morning, but other photographic subjects are coming (or are they?). Photo taken in November 2016.

10 April 2017

At the top


Some people used modern means to get to the top of the dunes for the sunrise. I went up the old fashioned way - by foot! Photo taken in November 2016.

07 April 2017

Sunrise


It pays to be an early bird in some cases. Seeing the sunrise over the dunes in Mui Ne was definitely a treat. More skies can be found here. Photo taken in November 2016.

06 April 2017

Crossing a bridge


I don't quite remember where this bridge was, somewhere between Hue and Hoi An, but I love that we were driving towards the big puffy clouds and blue sky. Photo taken in November 2016.

05 April 2017

Inside the bridge


A look through the Japanese Friendship Bridge from a different angle. It's a popular spot with tourists and there was often a queue to walk across as only a certain number of people can be on the bridge at once. Photo taken in November 2016.

04 April 2017

Hue by night


I love all the bright lights you find in cities across Southeast Asia. I was lucky the cyclist came through my shot at just the right moment. Photo taken in November 2016.

03 April 2017

At the market


Some things at the open air markets look better than others.



I suppose this is an attractive presentation to some, but it certainly didn't appeal to me! Photos taken in November 2016.

31 March 2017

Reflections at night


This wood and stone bridge was built by the Japanese in the late 1500s as a gift to the Vietnamese people. It looks especially lovely when lit up at night. More reflections can be found here. Photo taken in November 2016.

30 March 2017

Old man


The gardens in Hoi An were filled with tiny statues depicting everyday life. This is just one example. Photo taken in November 2016.

29 March 2017

Chien?


I'm not sure what this sign means, though I admit, I was attracted to the lights. This was another stand at the night market in Hoi An.


The meat on a stick looked interesting, but not enough for me to try it. I don't think it's dog, at least!

More signs can be found here. Photo taken in November 2016.

28 March 2017

Paper lamps


Colorful paper lamps for sale at the night market in Hoi An, Vietnam. Photo taken in November 2016.

27 March 2017

Unity


The city of Hoi An, Vietnam was an important stop on the spice route from the 15th to 19th centuries. For that reason, you see a lot of outside influences in the architecture and decorative styles of the buildings in the old town. This painting shows three different cultures coming together, a message of unity that's still relevant today.

More murals can be found here. Photo taken in November 2016.

24 March 2017

Fishing boats


Colorful boats fill the harbor outside Hoi An in Vietnam. More reflections can be found here. Photo taken in November 2016.

23 March 2017

Idyll


An idyllic country scene in Vietnam. Photo taken in November 2016.

22 March 2017

On the beach


A stretch of beach along the road to Hoi An.


I couldn't resist watching the waters rush up on the shore for a bit. Photos taken in November 2016.

21 March 2017

Into the mist


The drive from Hue to Hoi An is very scenic. A stop at the top of the mountain pass is a must to take in all the beautiful views. Photo taken in November 2016.

20 March 2017

Hibiscus


One of my very favorite flowers. Photo taken in November 2016.

17 March 2017

Coastal views


A view along the Chan May coast on the road from Hue to Hoi An, Vietnam. Happy weekend!

16 March 2017

Takeover


Nature has taken over this part of the Imperial Palace in Hue. Photo taken in November 2016.

14 March 2017

Looking through


I can't resist using an archway as a frame for a scene beyond. The gardens of the Imperial Palace in Hue were beautifully maintained. Photo taken in November 2016.

13 March 2017

Flora


A floral interlude. Photo taken in November 2016.

10 March 2017

Golden Buddha


One thing there is no shortage of in Southeast Asia is Buddhas. This golden man was found in lush settings outside Hue, Vietnam. Photo taken in November 2016.

09 March 2017

Imperial decay


Most of the Imperial Palace has not been restored. The decay has its own sort of beauty. Photo taken in November 2016.

08 March 2017

Imperial dragons


A look at the building that is being guarded by yesterday's dragon. Photo taken in November 2016.

07 March 2017

Protector


A stone dragon protects the entrance to one of the palace buildings in Hue. Photo taken in November 2016.

06 March 2017

Patterns


Beautiful patterned tiles on the floor of the Imperial Palace in Hue, Vietnam. Photo taken in November 2016.

03 March 2017

Into the light


The beautiful arches are almost glowing at the Imperial Palace in Hue. Photo taken in November 2016.

02 March 2017

Fishing boat


A fishing boat in Halong Bay. Photo taken in November 2016.

01 March 2017

Wishes


Most Southeast Asian countries don't use coins, so sometimes you see a few bills in the wishing well. Photo taken in November 2016.

28 February 2017

Misty morning


A beautiful misty morning in Halong Bay, Vietnam. Photo taken in November 2016.

27 February 2017

Imperial remains


Vietnam's imperial city in Hue was once as big and impressive as the forbidden city of Beijing. Unfortunately, it suffered destruction during the Vietnam War. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and some areas are being restored. Others will remain in their current state. Photo taken in November 2016.

24 February 2017

The blue hour


A most beautiful evening in Halong Bay, Vietnam. More reflections can be found here. Photo taken in November 2016.

23 February 2017

Bright beauties


A lovely floral interlude. Photo taken in November 2016.

22 February 2017

Propaganda


You saw a lot of these old-style propaganda posters in Vietnam. This one seems to be encouraging people to vote. That's something I can get behind! More signs can be found here. Photo taken in November 2016.

21 February 2017

Sunset in Hong Kong


Goodnight Hong Kong. Let's take a look at Vietnam tomorrow. Photo taken in November 2016.
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