Metro construction, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Metro Construction - HCMC

I took this photo as a historical reference to the changing face of Ho Chi Minh City. The city is finally getting a sorely needed metro system and there are numerous blocks in district 1 that are now boarded up in preparation for construction. The building in the foreground is the Saigon Tax Trade Centre; […]

Catholic Church, Mui Ne – Vietnam

Catholic Church, Mui Ne – Vietnam

The catholic church in Mui Ne looking like a Chinese temple. Travel Photos: Mui Ne photo gallery

Fishing boats, Ham Tien Beach [Mui Ne] – Vietnam

Fishing Boats - Mui Ne

Mui Ne is a beach resort town in Southern Vietnam. When people refer to Mui Ne they usually mean the long stretch of beach that runs between Mui Ne and Phan Thiet; the town itself is a fishing port with only a few places to stay. I stayed on the beach at Ham Tien, which […]

Caodaist temple, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Caodaist temple, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Caodaism is a religion that was established in Tay Ninh, Vietnam in 1926. These colourful temples can be found around Ho Chi Minh City and southern Vietnam. This temple is on Tran Hung Dao in district 1. Travel Photos: Ho Chi Minh City photo gallery

Hon Ba Island, Vung Tau – Vietnam

Vung Tau - Vietnam

Vung Tau is a beach city about 1.45 hours drive from Ho Chi Minh City (depending on how crazy your driver is). I was warned in advance to not expect much of the beach, so my expectations were suitably met. The city itself is much nicer than I thought it would be and it’s a […]

Red sand dunes, Mui Ne – Vietnam

Red Sand Dunes

The red sand dunes of Mui Ne in southern Vietnam. Travel Photos: Mui Ne photo gallery

Canal Boats, Bangkok – Thailand

Khlong Boats, Bangkok – Thailand

When it comes to public transport in Bangkok a useful east-west option is the Khlong Saen Saep Express Boat. The boats ply the Saen Saep canal along an 18 KM route and are a good option in peak hours when the roads are getting jammed. Just pray you don’t fall into the black doom that […]

Galungan Festival in Canggu, Bali – Indonesia

Galungan in Canggu, Bali

Galungan is a Balinese hindu holiday celebrating the victory of dharma over adharma (good over evil). During this holiday penjor – bamboo poles with offerings attached on top – line the streets all over Bali. This picture is on Jalan Batu Bolong in Canggu. Travel Photos: Canggu photo gallery

Avenida de Portugal, Dili – East Timor

Avenida de Portugal, Dili - East Timor

The tree-lined Avenida de Portugal in Dili, East Timor. Travel Photos: Dili photo gallery

Sunset over Kupang, West Timor – Indonesia

Sunset Kupang

I spent a few days in Kupang while waiting for my visa to East Timor. There is not much to do here in the day but walking along the waterfront in the evening at least offers spectacular sunsets. Travel Photos: Kupang photo gallery