Destinations

 

Vietnam

Sa, Hoi An during the Flood

Sa, Hoi An during the Flood

Sa stands at the emer­gency flood exit-door built into the attic of her house in Hoi An, Viet­nam. “Usu­al­ly, there are floods at this time of the year. The high­est water lev­el in my house was 2.2 meters (7.2 feet). If the water flow is too strong and ris­es fast, we have to escape through this door”

Bình, 24 — Hoi An Flood

Bình, 24 — Hoi An Flood

Bình pos­es with his broom out­side of his home dur­ing the flood in Hoi An, Viet­nam. “I am Viet­namese. Being neg­a­tive and sad doesn’t make dis­as­ters go away. There­fore, we should accept it with a smile and soon every­thing will be back to nor­mal.”

Hoi An The People

Hoi An The Peo­ple is a Pho­tog­ra­phy and Cul­ture project by Alden Ander­son & Trinh Nguyen doc­u­ment­ing the peo­ple of Hoi An and their sto­ries.

Hong Kong

The Ancient Rock Carvings of Po Toi Island

The Ancient Rock Carvings of Po Toi Island

Not much is known about Hong Kong’s ancient rock carv­ings, scat­tered amongst the islands, 8 in total have been found. They have been esti­mat­ed to be from the Bronze Age, which for Hong Kong is about 3,000 years ago.

5 Must-See Temples in Hong Kong

5 Must-See Temples in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Tem­ples are known world­wide for their vari­ety and unique char­ac­ter. Any vis­it should include these 5 tem­ples, in no par­tic­u­lar order. My favorite Hong Kong Tem­ple is prob­a­bly the Ten Thou­sand Bud­dhas Monastery, quirky, beau­ti­ful, peace­ful and with great…

Montane Mansion, Quarry Bay — Photography Guide

Montane Mansion, Quarry Bay — Photography Guide

You’ve prob­a­bly seen the pic­tures, dense, col­or­ful apart­ments of Hong Kong that appear to close in around you, yet there’s a cer­tain beau­ty too it. Hong Kong’s Mon­tane Man­sion in Quar­ry Bay (also called the Mon­ster Build­ing) is a must-see for any photographer’s vis­it…

Laos

Thakhek Loop — Frequently Asked Questions

Thakhek Loop — Frequently Asked Questions

The most com­mon ques­tions I’ve heard or seen asked about the Thakhek Motor­bike Loop. A 450-kilo­me­ter motor­cy­cle adven­ture through the heart of Laos. If you have a ques­tion that isn’t list­ed here please ask in the com­ments. I will try to incor­po­rate every­thing into…

Thakhek Loop — In Pictures

Thakhek Loop — In Pictures

Start­ing in Thakhek, the Thakhek Loop is one of the more adven­tur­ous attrac­tions of Laos. Tow­er­ing karst peaks, the 7.5‑kilometer Kon­glor Cave, indige­nous vil­lages, lush forests, water­falls, and count­less caves and swim­ming holes. All tak­en in at your own pace from a…

Thakhek Loop — The Complete Guide

Thakhek Loop — The Complete Guide

Start­ing in Thakhek, the Thakhek Motor­bike Loop is one of the more adven­tures attrac­tions of Laos. Tow­er­ing karst peaks, the 7.5‑kilometer Kon­glor Cave, indige­nous vil­lages, lush forests, water­falls and count­less caves and swim­ming holes. All tak­en in at your own pace from a motor­bike.

China

Three Things to do in Shenzhen, China

Three Things to do in Shenzhen, China

Just across the bor­der from Hong Kong, Shen­zhen isn’t usu­al­ly a des­ti­na­tion peo­ple con­sid­er spend­ing much time in. But if you do find your­self here and have some time to spare here are 3 Shen­zhen attrac­tions to check out, in addi­tion to any shop­ping of course. 1.…

Ten Tips for the First Time Traveler to China

Ten Tips for the First Time Traveler to China

Ten things that would have made trav­el­ing to Chi­na a lot eas­i­er on my first trip. It can be excit­ing dis­cov­er­ing them on your own, or it can be a big headache. So hope­ful­ly my frus­tra­tions will make things just a lit­tle eas­i­er for you. Here are ten Chi­na Trav­el Tips you must know before vis­it­ing Chi­na.

Feilaisi — Gateway to Yubeng Village

Feilaisi — Gateway to Yubeng Village

The pic­turesque Tibetan styled town of Feilaisi hangs on the moun­tain­side high above the Lan­cang (Mekong) Riv­er in South West­ern Chi­na, with spec­tac­u­lar views of the Meili Snow Moun­tains, dom­i­nat­ed by Kawage­bo (Kawagarbo/Khawa kar­po) 6,740 m (22,110 ft) one of the…