Weekly Travel Photo

I post a weekly photo every friday of where I've been. It's in chronological order though it maybe behind a few months, depending on my travels.

Saigon Central Post Office, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Post Office Saigon

Saigon Central Post Office was designed and constructed by Gustave Eiffel (of the tower fame) and was opened in 1891. The building recently got a fresh coat of paint from and under-stated pastel creme colour to this electric yellow. There has been an uproar with this new coat of paint, but it looks closer to […]

Fishing fleet in Duong Dong, Phu Quoc – Vietnam

Duong Dong

Duong Dong is the main town of the island of Phu Quoc and it is worth a visit if you can drag yourself off the beach. While international visitors come for the beaches, Phu Quoc is probably better known for its fish sauce, and where there is fish sauce there is fishermen. Travel Photos: Phu […]

Long Beach, Phu Quoc – Vietnam

Long Beach, Phu Quoc - Vietnam

I went to Phu Quoc with low expectations so I arrived at Long Beach to be impressed with what I saw. The beach is indeed long (I didn’t get time to walk the length of it) and the sand of the soft golden brown variety. Travel Photos: Phu Quoc photo gallery

Nguyen Trung Truc shrine, Rach Gia – Vietnam

Nguyen Trung Truc

When you travel around the cities of Vietnam you will soon notice the same street names to honour national heroes, much like in the US with all the Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln Blvd’s everywhere. One name that pops up everywhere is Nguyen Trung Truc. He was an anti-colonial military commander who resisted the French colonial forces. […]

Mekong life, Sa Dec – Vietnam

Sa Dec - Vietnam

Busy river traffic in Sa Dec, Vietnam. Travel Photos: Sa Dec photo gallery

Street market, Vinh Long – Vietnam

Street Market Vinh Long

There’s not a whole lot to do for visitors to Vinh Long, Vietnam. Most travellers who come here stay on the other side of the river in one of the home stays. From there you can go on tours to see the Cai Be floating market and other points of interest in the Mekong Delta. […]

Motorbike ferry, My Tho – Vietnam

Motorbike Ferry

Travel in the Mekong Delta will at some point involve a ferry crossing. My Tho is about two hours south of Saigon and is a popular starting point for travel in the Delta. Travel Photos: My Tho photo gallery

Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Ben Thanh Market

Saigon is collecting a fair selection of rooftop bars, and one of the best views of the city can be found at OMG, next to the Ben Thanh Market. Get here around 5pm for happy hour and you can watch the skyline light up as the evening approaches. It’s also a good spot to do […]

Hoai River, Hoi An – Vietnam

Hoai River, Hoi An – Vietnam

Tourist boats along the waterfront of the old quarter in Hoi An, Vietnam. This was my third visit to Hoi An and it still manages to charm. Since I was last here the city has introduced a town tax, so when you walk into the old town you pass a booth and must pay 120,000 […]

My Khe Beach, Da Dang – Vietnam

My Khe Beach, Da Dang - Vietnam

I visited Da Nang for a weekend break from Saigon via a cheap flight from VietJet Air. Living in the tropical south I forget that in central and northern Vietnam they have seasons where it gets cold. I arrived in Da Nang on a cold (by my reckoning) and drizzly day. Despite that I still […]