Scenes from Hoi An, Vietnam

Even on the most overcast of days, Hoi An’s streets are replete with color. Salespeople stand before crumbling, mustard-colored buildings, enticing the young — and the young at heart — with bunches of fluorescent balloons. Nearby, market stalls overflow with vibrant-colored produce. There are miniature bananas, silk scarves of every hue, and blue and whiteContinue reading “Scenes from Hoi An, Vietnam”

Photo du Jour: A Canine Convention on a Vietnamese Balcony

Old Town Hoi An’s buildings are painted in a French colonial yellow, with lantern accessories and moss-covered walls and balusters. Another common accent are Vietnamese watchdogs. Some are calm and seemingly-immune to the flurry of never-ending activity, whereas others, like the quartet featured here, cannot refrain from barking at one another or the passersby justContinue reading “Photo du Jour: A Canine Convention on a Vietnamese Balcony”

Photo du Jour: Selling Paper Lanterns in Hoi An, Vietnam

An evening stroll along the riverside in Hoi An, Vietnam, produces a number of fascinating images, to include this one of a vendor selling paper lanterns. For 20,000 Vietnamese Dong, (about $1 USD), we launched yellow and red lanterns out into the open water, all the while reflecting upon how lucky we are to beContinue reading “Photo du Jour: Selling Paper Lanterns in Hoi An, Vietnam”