B&W Photography: Hanoi

Hanoi should be shot in colour - and that's what I did most of the time. But there are a few shots, that actually work better in black and white. At least, that's what I'm thinking. The next shots were taken at the Quan Ba flower market, early in the morning: A popular motif are… Continue reading B&W Photography: Hanoi


48 hours with me in Hanoi

Let's continue with my little ad hoc series about travel tips. After Singapore, it's now time so summarise what to best see and do in Hanoi. Just remember, when you read my tips, they are all from my point of view, from an art & food loving person who travels with her husband, friends and… Continue reading 48 hours with me in Hanoi


Hanoi: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex

The main attractions in Hanoi are the old quarter and the Temple of Literature - at least, according to my taste. However, there are a few more historic attractions that can found in the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex away from the Old Quarter. If you've not been there before, you should at least see… Continue reading Hanoi: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex


Hanoi: Dong Xuan and Cho Hôm markets

Street markets are one thing in Hanoi, the other thing are all the big markets that are dotted around the town. Dong Xuan market in the northern part of the Old Quarter is huge - it has at least three levels across three buildings (from what I could tell and explore). At the bottom vendors… Continue reading Hanoi: Dong Xuan and Cho Hôm markets


Hanoi: Street markets

There are so many markets in Hanoi - it's difficult not to visit them. I love all the small street markets that seem to are dotted around the city - you just walk a few steps and suddenly in a corner or alleyway is a market with young girls and old ladies selling local produce.… Continue reading Hanoi: Street markets

Hong Kong, Vietnam

Hanoi: Quan Ba flower night market

Back to my posts about Hanoi...While our main plan was to only relax in Hanoi and drink Vietnamese coffee, we agreed that we would spend one day photo shooting. We decided to get up at 4am in the morning, so we could visit the Quan Ba flower market. This is a wholesale flower market which… Continue reading Hanoi: Quan Ba flower night market

Hong Kong

Hanoi: Old quarter and St. Joseph’s Cathedral

St. Joseph's Cathedral resembles Notre Dame de Paris - of course, once you look around the cathedral there are lots of small shops, markets and streets that look like anything else than shops, markets and streets you would find in Europe! You are in Asia, in Hanoi, so there are lots of fresh food stalls,… Continue reading Hanoi: Old quarter and St. Joseph’s Cathedral