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April 2013

    Let’s Travel Somewhere: Vietnam

    April 30, 2013

    Let's Travel Somewhere: Vietnam

    Whoever claimed that size doesn’t matter, probably didn’t see this beautiful and inspiring website Let’s Travel Somewhere.

    Let‘s Travel Somewhere is a project by Nisa Maier. Nisa, who is a photographer herself, wants to capture the essence of every country on the planet through stunning photographs and gripping stories. But she can’t do it all by herself. She believes that a single traveller can‘t live to see it all. That‘s why she started to collect and share inspiring photo-journeys by other striking travel photographers.

    I really LOVE that format. Only horizontal wide images that really drawn you, the viewer, into the scenery.

    I have contacted Nisa few weeks ago to compliment her on her beautiful project and offered to participate.

    Vietnam is my first contribution to Let’s Travel Somewhere. More here.

    “I’ve always wanted to travel to Vietnam. An image of the lanterns in Hoi An, that I came across in a photography magazine, encouraged me to book a flight and go. Sometimes photographers will go on a journey just to get that single image that inspires them. I arrived in Ho Chi Minh at the end of January last year, at the midst of Tet Holiday. (The Vietnamese New Year). The streets were humming and buzzing with traffic. At the beginning I thought it was because of the holiday, but eventually I realized that this was Vietnam. A steady stream of motorbikes, rickshaws and cars driving around in both directions. Not once, did I join a group of people just to cross the street. I won’t lie if sometimes I just held my breath, praying silently I would make it safe to the other side of the street.

    I’ve been to Vietnam for almost 2 weeks and planned it time-wise to be in Hoi An on February 5th for the full moon festival, which is held on every 14th day of the lunar year. I ended up hopping from South (Ho Chi Minh) to North (Hanoi, Sapa and Halong Bay) and back to the Center to Hoi An, just to make it on time for the festival.
    Vietnam is beautiful and fascinating. The street food is fresh and delicious, the people are inviting and friendly and the culture is captivating.
    If you spin the Globe and want to travel somewhere, don’t miss on Vietnam” 

  • My Mailer is Featured in PhotoShelter

    I love PhotoShelter on line guides. In fact, I keep following and downloading them on my computer to learn more from this great on line photography community. I was honored to be mentioned in…

    April 24, 2013
  • At Magazine April Issue

    I am really excited to feature Sharon Webber Zvik on my blog. By the time this post is published, Sharon will be in Cuomo, Italy, receiving the Golden A’ Design Award for Graphics and Advertising Design…

    April 11, 2013
  • Alma Boutique Hotel in Tel Aviv

    I love to visit and shoot hotels that tell a story. And if the stories are colorful and photogenic, it is even better! One of the most intriguing, colorful and photogenic hotels I shot…

    April 3, 2013
  • Tel Aviv vs Paris

    Tel Aviv vs. Paris is an on going photography project I’m shooting. These are two cities I visit quite often and observe them as an outsider. I must admit that I was very inspired…

    April 1, 2013