Nov 22, 2016 – [Tuesday] Black & White: Lady with the dried squid

Hai Van Pass, Vietnam, taken on December 26, 2015

On the way to Hue from Hoi An via the Hai Van Pass we stopped by for a break. A lady carrying a basket of dried squid offered to sell us some and while we declined, she continued down the road. (See the original photo in colour.)

Nov 15, 2016 – [Tuesday] Black & White: Streets of Hanoi

Hanoi, Vietnam, taken on December 29, 2015

My tour of Hanoi included a ride on a cyclo through the old quarter of the city. It was quite an experience navigating through the busy streets on this three-wheeled vehicle, and I was glad that the elderly gentleman who rode the cyclo knew where he was going as I would have certainly gotten lost if I were to wander around by myself, not to mention probably being hit by one of the countless motorbikes! (See the original photo in colour.)

Nov 13, 2016 – [Sunday] WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Tiny

Cologne, Germany, taken on December 11, 2011

I love seeing a city from a high place and would gladly grab any chance to climb to the top of a hill or tower to do so, even if it means some serious legwork. The Dom in Cologne might have been the tallest man-made structure that I had climbed so far, and no doubt I was half dead by the time I got to the top. The views at the top are always rewarding, however. When I first visited Cologne, it was Christmas market season. The booths of the market taking place right at the Dom looked like miniatures, and the people visiting almost seemed like tiny ants navigating the market!