25 May 2017

Evening catch


A group of young men were fishing at Tanah Lot. I'm not sure how this one could turn his back to the beautiful colors in the sky behind him. Photo taken in November 2016.

24 May 2017

Land in the Sea


Tanah Lot is one of the most popular temples to visit in Bali. It is a small rock island that is only easily accessible during the low tide. Visitors flock here at sunset to receive a blessing with the holy waters of the site.


Of course, the beautiful views and sunset are also a big draw.


I always try to take pictures of the signs, so I don't forget where I was later! More signs can be found here. Photos taken in November 2016.

23 May 2017

Pretty in pink


I can never resist bright bougainvillea! Photo taken in November 2016.

22 May 2017

Friendly face


One of the many friendly faces you'll find in and around Bali! Photo taken in November 2016.

19 May 2017

Pure gold


Here's the real reason why so many people flock to Uluwatu on the southern tip of Bali - the fantastic sunsets! Seeing that beautiful color made the trip worth it. More skies can be seen here. Photo taken in November 2016.

18 May 2017

Vista


The views from the temple are what brings most of the tourists here. It's breathtaking. Photo taken in November 2016.

17 May 2017

Uluwatu temple


Many people make the trek southward to Uluwatu for the fantastic sunset views in the evening. However, the temple in itself is well worth discovering. Though Indonesia as a country is majority Muslim, the island of Bali is Hindu. Depictions of Ganesh, Shiva and other Gods are abundant throughout the island.


Uluwatu temple is a holy site and many people come to pray and make offerings.


Here's a bit of information on the temple. More signs can be found here. Photos taken in November 2016.

16 May 2017

Enjoying the view


This monkey was keeping a sharp eye on the tourists. Anything that is left unattended for even a moment can easily become property of the monkey. The tourists were watching the more interesting sights, the sea and the sunset. Photo taken in November 2016.

15 May 2017

Welcome to Bali


After a couple of weeks of intense culture in Vietnam, it was time for some relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Bali, Indonesia. This one was in the southeast area of the island in Sanur. Photo taken in November 2016.

12 May 2017

Life on the mighty Mekong


I took a daytrip from Saigon to the Mekong Delta. One day is really not enough to really get to see it all, but at least to get a taste of life on the river.


Houses are built to withstand changes in the water level. The river can rise and fall several meters during the rainy season.


There are also floating markets. Most of what's available is fruits, vegetables and the like. This woman had apples on offer. 

Photos taken in November 2016.

11 May 2017

Post colonial


French architectural influences can still be found in today's Saigon. This is the facade of the former post office. 


It's now a shopping hall. You'll see our old friend, Mr. Ho Chi Minh, thoughtfully watching over visitors. 

Photos taken in November 2016.

10 May 2017

Delivery


Everything is transported by scooter in Vietnam. Really, everything. Photo taken in November 2016.

09 May 2017

Looking out


Looking out onto the plaza in front of the Catholic church in Saigon. You're never alone in Southeast Asia! Photo taken in November 2016.

08 May 2017

Still popular after all these years


Getting a selfie with Mr. Ho Chi Minh's statue in Saigon is popular with tourists of all stripes. Photo taken in November 2016.

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.
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