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    Featured in AFAR, June /July Issue

    May 18, 2013

    AFAR’s June/July issue is featuring another image from my Vietnam’s travel. First time was on March/April issue  and now one of my favorite images of Cao Dai’s temple is part of AFAR’s highlights. (p.45) To read more on Cao Dai temple and see more pictures, please see my post here.

    And here is the text: “…From Ho Chi Minh City I rode a bus a few hours to the Cao Dai temple in Tay Ninh. The exterior incorporates sacred images, symbols and colors from Cao Dai, a Vietnamese religion that draws from Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Roman Catholicism…” 

    Afar, Travel, Cao Dai Temple, Vietnam

    But more over, AFAR’s editor has asked me to be featured in the contributors page! Here is the text under my picture:

    “…Having built a career in media and advertising, photojournalist Sivan Askayo quit her corporate job five years ago. ‘It was always my dream to combine my three passions: photography, traveling and writing’ she says. ‘I decided that if it’s not now, it’s never’. Askayo, a frequent contributor (Highlights. p.45), now globe-trots for a living and has become known for her images of street art and hanging laundry. ‘I don’t take portraits of people; I take portraits of places’ says Askayo, who was born in Tel Aviv and lives in New York. Her photo have been published in Travel + Leisure, Marie Claire Italia and Hemispheres…”

    Afar, Travel, Cao Dai, Vietnam


  • A Picture is worth a 1000 words

    “…If you tell the Truth, you don’t have to remember anything…” Ho Chi Minn, Vietnam, February 2012 This picture was taken on my second day in Ho Chi Minn. I was just walking around…

    March 26, 2013
  • Featured in AFAR, March / April Issue

    I’m thrilled to have one of my favorite images of Hanoi, featured in March-April issue of AFAR Magazine. I was visiting Vietnam last February right after Tet festival and before the Vietnamese New Year…

    February 7, 2013
  • Window or Aisle: Etienne Bossot

    There are not a lot of guys who will make me want to get out of my bed at 4:30 am! Not to mention when I am away from home, in a cute hotel…

    July 18, 2012
  • Few thoughts before my birthday

    One of my closest friends tends to measure her Birthday and the year that passed by the number of places she has visited and the number of people she fell in love with. In…

    June 5, 2012
  • Street Food in Vietnam

    It took me only one day in Vietnam to realize the Vietnamese mothers are actually like the Jewish mothers; They like feeding people. It took me only one day to realize the Vietnamese are…

    February 10, 2012
  • A Picture is Worth a 1000 words

    “One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you’d be stricken blind”  Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam February 2012 As a photographer, I love taking pictures of others who take pictures. There is…

    February 10, 2012
  • Vietnam, Oriental Express

    Drinking so many Vietnamese sweet coffees with condense milk I can even count on one hand, trying to cross to the other side of the street when so many motor bikes are zooming around,…

    February 9, 2012
  • A picture is worth a 1000 words

    “Never allow yourself to become one of those people who, when they are old, tell you how they missed their chance” Hanoi, Vietnam, February 2012 This picture was taken in one of my latest…

    February 8, 2012
  • Hoi An; Once in a Full Moon

    As a travel photographer, I often find myself juggling locations, running around and skipping some cities and places just so I can be in the right place at the right moment. This is actually…

    February 6, 2012