Hoi An, Vietnam’s Old Town is characterized by buildings painted in a creamy yellow hue, colorful lanterns, and moss-covered walls and balusters.
Another ubiquitous detail are Vietnamese watchdogs. Some canines are calm and seemingly immune to the flurry of never-ending activity, whereas others — like the quartet featured here — can’t refrain from barking at one another or passersby.
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: A Canine Convention on a Vietnamese Balcony”
That is so cute!
Thanks, Courtney. It’s fun to hear from others with a travel bug!
So beautiful! I love this Colonial style. I saw a similar scene of dogs on balconies in Barcelona – the city of Gothic balconies ;)
Aren’t these doggies lucky to live in such picturesque places?!
I think those doggies are more interested in tourists and new people to bark at!!
Wonder if they try jumping off! Love the details on those balconies.
Hopefully not! Hoi An does have some wonderful architectural detail and somehow the moss and mold only enhances it, hinting at the city’s rich history.