Photo du Jour: Pedaling the Backroads of Vietnam’s Ben Tre Province

On a Sunday afternoon on which many celebrated the first day of the western New Year, these two Vietnamese ladies pedaled the lush, green backroads of Vietnam’s Ben Tre Province. Ben Tre is situated in the Mekong Delta.

Photo du Jour: The Ubiquitous Vietnamese Nón Lá Hat

From rice paddies to urban centers, wherever you roam in Vietnam, you’re likely to see ladies of all ages donning the traditional nón lá. In Vietnamese, nón lá means ‘leaf hat.’ This conical hat is sported to protect the wearer from rain or sun — whether she be tending to a rice paddy or selling fresh fruit onContinue reading “Photo du Jour: The Ubiquitous Vietnamese Nón Lá Hat”