A Slightly Cooler Hanoi

It’s that time of the year again, when I’m not so scared of the ridiculously hot and humid Hanoi Summers and step out of my heavily air conditioned shelter. So I’ve managed to go out a couple of times and enjoyed not instantly sweating through all of my clothes and my lens not fogging up in the humidity. Here’s what it looked like.


The gap between the rich and poor is growing like everywhere else in the world, but it does seem to me to be remarkably obvious here in Hanoi.


Another observation of contrast, this time between generations.


Long Bien Bridge, designed by Mr. Eiffel of Eiffel Tower fame.


Almost there.


This market is absolutely swarming with people during the early hours of the day, not so much in the late afternoon.


She definitely was not happy about me taking her picture.

Looking down from Long Bien Bridge.

Looking down from Long Bien Bridge.

A Return to Luang Prabang

With some family in town for my wedding we decided to take a short trip to Luang Prabang, Laos. I’ve been once before and had a great time and this time was pretty awesome too. The only part that was’t too cool was having some kind of memory card/laptop problem which resulted in the loss of some pictures. That’s also why I only have so few to share now.

I was really excited to take my family to some waterfalls not too far out of town and when we arrived they were insane. With it being the tail end of the rainy season the sheer amount of water was amazing. But, it also meant the once peaceful swimming hole was chaotic and the beautiful bluish green water was turned to whitewater. Although it wasn’t what we expected the surprise was great in its own way. I had fun trying to capture it without me or my equipment being swept away.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the few shots that survived.


DSC_4126 DSC_4152This shot was a real challenge to get. The photo doesn’t do justice to the sheer mass of water coming down on me and my equipment. Every time I uncovered my camera to compose the shot, everything would get wet. It took lots of tries and some creative ways to keep my camera dry, which only kind of worked. But it’s these kinds of photos, full of unexpected hurdles that are the most rewarding.