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Best choice for breakfast

Bowl and chopsticks, Cat Ba island, Vietnam

Bowl with rice and chopsticks, Cat Ba island, Vietnam

 

I don't mind skipping breakfast or, sometimes, lunch, if that's the circumstances. Asians don't think so. Eating comes probably second in importance after family. It counts to have a proper breakfast and then lunch on time. Never dine alone.  READ MORE »

Why make things complicated?

Travellers, even to neighbouring countries, are usually exposed to at least a few major cultural differences. The bigger the distance, the more of a difference.

Now, put yourself 8000 kilometers away from your hometown, to a different continent. Get the idea?  READ MORE »

Life on the water

Woman rowing boat in Mekong Delta, Chau Doc, Vietnam

Woman rowing boat in Mekong Delta, Chau Doc, Vietnam

Shot on Mekong river, en route from Chau Doc in Vietnam, to Cambodian border.  READ MORE »

Men's daily

Asian boy with a collectible card, Can Tho, Vietnam

Asian boy with a collectible card, Can Tho, Vietnam

 

He just came back from school. I was drinking ice coffee in his mother's street stall. We communicated for a few minutes, then he showed me his treasure, smiled and walked away.  READ MORE »

Sunrise duty

Mekong Delta in Vietnam is a big, fertile and densely populated region. Fishermen, cargo shipping companies, floating markets and everything else have it's place on the coast of this majestic river.

Fisherman in Mekong Delta, Can Tho, Vietnam

Fisherman in Mekong Delta, Can Tho, Vietnam

A guy in the photograph above is a fisherman, pictured just before the sunrise.  READ MORE »

Fruity encyclopaedia

Southeast Asia is a fruit paradise. There are often times when we drop by a small family owned stall on the street and ask for a fruit shake. They ask "which one", presenting a list of some 20 varieties.

Fruit varieties in Vietnam

Fruit varieties in Vietnam

It is difficult to choose, as half of it is unknown, and even with a known part there is a problem, since all of them are very tasty.  READ MORE »

Packing taken to the limit

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Christian unexpectancies

Palm Sunday on motorbikes in Saigon

Palm Sunday on motorbikes in Saigon

 

Some of Vietnamese living in Saigon are Christians. A few not very usual things though - you can yousually see people on motorbikes in the street looking at mass held in a church (in this case the Notre Damme of Saigon).  READ MORE »

On the other side

Helicopter's machine gun in Saigon's war remnants museum

Helicopter's machine gun in Saigon's war remnants museum

 

The museum was earlier called "American war crimes museum".  READ MORE »

Chance for a lifetime

Disabled people working in a factory

Disabled people working in a factory, Saigon outskirts, Vietnam

 

Really good initiative, integration project of the disabled into the society, and a source of income.  READ MORE »

Tap the inventor on the head

I hoped this nightmare only exists in UK and around it. But no!

Water taps in Vietnam

Water taps in Vietnam

It is in Vietnam also, at least a few hotels. Why on earth do people come up with "inventions" like this?  READ MORE »

The hardship expectation

Just came back from a five day expedition to Vietnamese mountains. The conditions were very harsh, raining nearly constantly, thus making the dirt roads not passable. We had to unmount ourselves and all the photographic equipment from the rented jeeps and carry everything for 30 kilometers (with a very cold overnight sleep in tents) through the jungle.

Lizard that lives next door

Lizard that lives next door, Mui Ne, Vietnam

Arrived to the place barely alive and still ve had no time to rest because of the planned wildlife photo hunting. But everything paid off, as we had fantastic opportunities to have close-ups of the wildlife as the one above.  READ MORE »

Red and pastel

Red sand dunes, Mui Ne, Vietnam

Red sand dunes, Mui Ne, Vietnam

 

Actually, most of the day they look yellow.  READ MORE »

Red guard in Mui Ne

Red canyon, Mui Ne, Vietnam

Red canyon, Mui Ne, Vietnam

 

Vietnam also has it's own Red Canyon. Not nearly as big in USA (actually - microscopic version), but nevertheless an honourable name.  READ MORE »

Unidentified swimming object

Does this look to you like a boat? Like a thing that can swim, even hold people during the process, and furthermore - can it be used for making money?

Fishermen in round boats before squid catching, Mui Ne, Vietnam

Fishermen in round boats before squid catching, Mui Ne, Vietnam

For me it looks like "the most unusual swimming object" contest that they're constantly holding in Netherlands.  READ MORE »

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