|food stall in Hanoi|
This photo is very special to me because it is the first photo I took in Southeast Asia. I arrived in Hanoi around midnight after 26 hours of travel. I thought I was going to die on the taxi ride home because he spent most of the time driving on the wrong side of the road. My little guesthouse I had booked was full so they put me on the back of a motorcycle and took me to a new one.
I woke up the next morning so overwhelmed by the noise and smells and people everywhere and how different it was and I came upon this food stand and I took a single photo and paid my 15¢ or whatever and I ate it and then I stumbled back to my hotel room in a daze and then burst into tears just from being totally overwhelmed. It was a good day. It was the last time I cried in the 4 months I spent there.
|The streets of Hanoi just before Tet|
|Junk boats in Halong Bay|
|limestone cliffs of Halong Bay|
|This was in the Mekong Delta somewhere. I took this photo from the back of a different motorcycle. All those ducks were alive and flapping around.|
|I went to Sapa and met some black Hmong girls chatting with their friends all around the world in an internet cafe|
|Water buffalo in Sapa|
|Trekking along the rice paddies in Sapa|
|This little girl followed us around to sell us bracelets and ask for candy|
|Black Hmong girls somewhat intrigued|
|Day 2 of the trek. This is before I lost my freshman fifteen|
|Another water buffalo|
|Black Hmong kids|
|Black Hmong woman smoking|