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Monday Memories: A Moment at Hoi An Market

Monday Memories: A Moment at Hoi An Market

We’ve been working on food stories here in Hoi An, Vietnam, which translates to eating oodles of noodles. We’ve averaged one bowl of the local favourite, cao lầu, per day. Having worked our way through the street stalls, backstreet eateries and restaurants sampling the dish, we...
How To Photograph People When Travelling

How To Photograph People When Travelling

How to photograph people when travelling so that they engage with the camera and, more importantly, you don’t offend them, isn’t all that hard. Yet every day in Hoi An, Vietnam, I witness some very disappointing behaviour. On my early morning photo-taking walks through the...
At Home in Hoi An

At Home in Hoi An

“Boat ride, one hour!” “Motorbike!” “Taxi!” “You buy lantern!” “You buy something from me!” “You take picture of me!” “Happy hour!” While these were the phrases shouted at me daily as I wandered the streets for the first few weeks of our stay in charming,...
Accidental Hiatus in Hoi An

Accidental Hiatus in Hoi An

We’ve been asked by readers whether we’ve taken time out from blogging and we know it looks that way. It’s been something of an accidental hiatus in Hoi An, where we unexpectedly found ourselves settling in for a while to get through some writing, and...
12 Reasons We Are Smitten With South East Asia

12 Reasons We Are Smitten With South East Asia

We spent a lot of time in 2011 in South East Asia. Based out of Bangkok for four months while researching a book and working on stories, we bounced across the region on assignments, around Thailand, along the Mekong, and to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia....