Morning Husky Hunting in Lenin Park

One of the surprisingly lucky things about Tala is that she loves sleeping in on the weekends. She doesn’t usually want to go out until at least 10 o’clock (incredibly convenient as we… Continue reading

The Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog

Last weekend we travelled down to Phu Quoc Island again. Photos from last year and more information about the wonderful Mango Bay ecolodge are here. This time I was on a mission to try… Continue reading

Chuc Mung Nam Moi – Happy New Year! Welcome to the year of the Snake!

Happy Lunar New Year! Last night we celebrated first with my parents, who are visiting, by having some delicious steaks at Jacksons followed by watching the fireworks from City View Cafe on the… Continue reading

Flowers for Tet – The Vietnamese New Year

In the last week things have really begun to pick up in the lead up to Tet, the Vietnamese New Year. One of my favorite things to observe are the proliferation of flowers… Continue reading

Running and Tourist Dodging at Angkor Wat

We travelled to Siem Reap just for the weekend to run in the 10k at the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon event. For the last seventeen years it has raised money for various charities… Continue reading

Hanoi’s Doggy Dark Side

I’ve written in the past about the booming Hanoi dog scene and how many affluent Hanoians are really getting into non-Asian breeds. The ones I see most frequently are Siberian Huskies, Miniature Pinschers, Cocker… Continue reading

Luang Prabang taken by the Rolleiflex

A long weekend in  Luang Prabang, Laos – one of my favorite places . The Rolleiflex, using color film, worked well in the bright and clear sunshine.

The fortieth anniversary of the Hanoi Christmas Bombings

While rather incongruous snowmen and santa clauses have appeared around Hanoi in  the last week, some more poignant commemorative billboards have also gone up, marking the fortieth anniversary the most intense period of… Continue reading

Rolleiflex Redux

Digital technology has revolutionised the way that people approach photography in the last decade or so. Millions of people who would probably have never bothered with the faff of physical film now click… Continue reading

Young Flamenco Dancers in Lenin Park

Hanoi is full of unexpected sights, which is why I always try to carry a camera.  Last Tuesday a young group of dancers were putting on a performance in the larger Lenin Park.… Continue reading