Tricia A. Mitchell is a freelance writer and photographer. Born in Europe but raised in the United States, she has lived in Valletta, Malta; Heidelberg, Germany; and Split, Croatia. An avid globetrotter who has visited more than 65 countries, she has a penchant for off-season travel. Tricia has learned that travel’s greatest gift is not sightseeing, rather it is the interactions with people. Some of her most memorable experiences have been sharing a bottle of champagne with distant French cousins in Lorraine, learning how to milk goats in a sleepy Bulgarian village, and ringing in the Vietnamese New Year with a Hanoi family. She welcomes any opportunity to practice French and German, and she loves delving into a place’s history and artisanal food scene.
A former education administrator and training specialist, Tricia has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in international relations. She and her husband, Shawn, married in the ruins of a snowy German castle. They’ve been known to escape winter by basing themselves in coastal Croatia or Southeast Asia.
Her writing has appeared in Fodor’s Travel, Frommer’s, and International Living.
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8 thoughts on “Photo du Jour: Row, Row, Row Your Basket Boat – A Vietnamese Fisherman Hard at Work”
Another great shot!
Thanks, Andrew! I swiftly left the breakfast table to snap this one; I’m happy to report that the coffee cups didn’t rappel from the table as a result. :-)
beautiful blue of the water. and thank you for the text to accompany – so interesting about the boats!
It was a serene morning – at least for those of us relaxing and dining. Certainly the rowing is hard work, and I wonder how many of the local fishers know how to swim? We saw variations on this boat theme — the bamboo basket variety and also some blue plastic bucket-like ones.
Great shot and I love the sight. I found some tranquility in the Mekong delta and here they are
Thanks for sharing your Mekong Delta images, grightnow. We also went on a Mekong Delta excursion — to My Tho and Ben Tre. I’ll be sharing my pictures soon. Seems as though we might have floated to some of the same destinations!
Very interesting, and a great photo.
Thanks, Maggie! That’s one one of things I enjoy most about traveling and blogging – I learn so much in the process!