Wednesday, January 23, 2008

More of Hoi An

Hoi An is a trading port renowned for its timeworn merchant’s homes, grid of river front streets and Chinese assembly halls. It is purported to be the best preserved port of a bygone era in Southeast Asia prompting UNESCO in 1999 to inscribe the site on its World Heritage List.

You can see the Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese and French influences in the buildings.

I fly out to Brisbane tomorrow for a couple of weeks so this blog will return on February 7. Thanks for all your support - see you then!!

Monday, January 21, 2008


Just a quick photo today from the Japanese Bridge in Hoi An, as phone lines are still not terrific.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Lantern Shop - Hoi An

This gentleman was baby-sitting his little boy while looking after his lantern shop on the esplanade, Hoi An.

Friday, January 11, 2008

The Streets of Hoi An

People on the streets of Hoi An going about their daily activities.

More next post.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Tuc Do's Tomb III

Last look around Tuc Do's Tomb Complex in Hue, Central Vietnam.

Tuc Do sired no children despite having 103 concubines. He did not die of exhaustion as you would expect, but of small pox.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Tuc Do's Tomb II

More photos from around Tuc Do's Tomb outside Hue. See 27 December post on this page for earlier photos.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Typhoon hits Lang Co

Lang Co is normally one of Vietnam's most spectacular holiday beaches, but on this day it was far from... "azure placid waters lapping tropical sandy beaches."

The resort was in lock-down.

Minutes after this photo was taken the glass door shattered .

When you already live on a tropical island we kinda agreed this was more exciting!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Dogs Galore

We saw lots of dogs in Vietnam - many were pets.