Vietnamese cuisine with its refreshing flavours, citrus hits and use of distinctive herbs and warm spices is one that’ll shake up your taste-buds. With its careful use of oil it’s also one of the healthiest. The mere thought of succulent lemon grass chicken, green papaya salad or crisp spring rolls stuffed with minced pork, ginger and Thai basil starts me salivating. Not only does it taste amazing it looks good too. The food pops with colour – think fresh green herbs, blushing-pink prawns and scarlet-red chillies against a backdrop of pale, fluffy rice. It’s simple, yet sophisticated, vibrant yet subtle.
These two young children were out on a boat in Halong Bay and had rowed quite a distance from the floating village. I liked the contrast of their bright pink jackets against the green of the sea and the way the boat seemed to be on top of the water.
After spending the first two nights of our Vietnam tour in Hanoi, and another in Halong Bay, we travelled south – half way down Vietnam’s coast to our third destination; the hippest heritage town on the Vietnam trail – Hoi An. (more…)
I took this shot in Hoi An, Vietnam where many of the buildings are painted ochre yellow. The walls are still damp from the rain but the colours make it feel like the sun is shining.
Bayan, part of the Angkor Wat complex at Siem Reap, is most well-known for it’s gently smiling faces looking serenely down. Pictured above are four of the 216 faces – one on each side of the 54 towers overlooking the Angkor Thom – can you see all four?
This tiny Vietnamese woman was out every day selling clay whistles from her ‘stall’ on the river by the Japanese Bridge in Hoi An.