Rome, Italy

In this post: Lots of wandering the streets of Rome, the Colosseum, Roman Forum, the best little cafe, the Pantheon, amazing churches, gelato, and the Vatican Museum.

GA7A8189GA7A8464GA7A8481GA7A8485GA7A8522GA7A8513GA7A8563GA7A8557GA7A8561GA7A8569GA7A8545-EditGA7A8570GA7A8564GA7A8573IMG_3059IMG_3060IMG_3064GA7A8188GA7A8191-EditGA7A8192GA7A8193GA7A8227GA7A8232-EditGA7A8253GA7A8255GA7A8297-EditGA7A8302-EditGA7A8313GA7A8327-EditGA7A8346GA7A8351GA7A8363GA7A8392GA7A8402-EditGA7A8407GA7A8425-EditGA7A8428GA7A8429GA7A8436-EditGA7A8442GA7A8447-EditIMG_3055IMG_3057-EditGA7A8585-Edit

Bến đò Duy Hải Fishing Village

In this post: a trip out to a local fishing village with Etienne Bossot as my guide, and way too many portraits of the most amazing old man.

fishingvillage-1fishingvillage-2fishingvillage-3fishingvillage-4fishingvillage-5fishingvillage-7fishingvillage-6fishingvillage-8fishingvillage-9fishingvillage-10fishingvillage-11fishingvillage-12fishingvillage-13fishingvillage-14fishingvillage-15fishingvillage-16fishingvillage-17fishingvillage-18fishingvillage-19fishingvillage-20fishingvillage-21fishingvillage-22fishingvillage-23fishingvillage-24fishingvillage-25fishingvillage-26fishingvillage-27fishingvillage-28fishingvillage-29fishingvillage-30fishingvillage-31fishingvillage-32fishingvillage-33fishingvillage-34fishingvillage-40fishingvillage-36fishingvillage-37fishingvillage-39fishingvillage-38fishingvillage-35

Another day and a half in Hoi An

In this post: our lovely hotel, the best little cafe that made a GF cake just for Rach, a visit to Thanh Ha pottery village, people watching in Old Town, a new hotel, and a quick motobike ride out to An Bang Beach. hoi an2-1hoi an2-1-2hoi an2-2-2hoi an2-3-2hoi an2-4hoi an2-3hoi an2-5hoi an2-6hoi an2-7hoi an2-8hoi an2-9hoi an2-10

Two days in Hoi An

In this post: Exploring Old Town, breakfast in the garden at our hotel, being local celebrities in a local lady’s selfie, and a sobering, yet unbelievably rewarding visit with the children at the Hoi An Orphanage. 

hoi an-2hoi an-1-2hoi an-20hoi an-3hoi an-4hoi an-5hoi an-6hoi an-7hoi an-8hoi an-1hoi an-9hoi an-18hoi an-10hoi an-11hoi an-12hoi an-13hoi an-14hoi an-15hoi an-16hoi an-17hoi an-19

Sapa – Day 2

In this post – hiking with the Black Hmong through the hills of Sapa (under a blazing hot sun in the harshest possible conditions to take photographs…)

sapatwo-1sapatwo-2sapatwo-3sapatwo-4sapatwo-5sapatwo-6sapatwo-7sapatwo-8sapatwo-9sapatwo-10sapatwo-11sapatwo-12sapatwo-13sapatwo-14sapatwo-15

Sapa – Day 1

In this post: A trek through the enormous, we almost died of exhaustion mountains hills of Sapa, which included Black Hmong markets, the village of Cat Cat where we toured a traditional home, and the most beautiful walk through a gorge with bamboo forests.  Later, exploring the town of Sapa and haggling with the locals.

sapasapa-2sapa-3sapa-4sapa-5sapa-6sapa-7sapa-8sapa-9sapa-10sapasapa-12sapa-13sapa-14sapa-15sapa-16sapa-17sapa-18