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Grand Old Ladies

A duty to preserve the beauty of the past for future generations

You don’t have to look very hard to find evidence of the part France played in Vietnam’s history. Many of the key buildings of state were erected by the French. But, it wasn’t until […]

By |October 9th, 2013|Art, Arts, Postcards from Vietnam|0 Comments
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For the Love of Boats

Tripping along the river

I am passionate about boats. I love to draw them and back home in England I even lived on one for 10 years. I can sit and watch boats bob about in a harbor for hours. Just listening to the slap […]

By |September 27th, 2013|Art, Arts, Postcards from Vietnam|0 Comments
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On the Rails

Don’t rush and enjoy the slow ride

One of the beautiful things about traveling by train in Vietnam is the opportunity to sit and gaze out at gorgeous landscapes, all at a leisurely pace. Trains in Europe are designed to get […]

By |August 13th, 2013|Art, Arts, Postcards from Vietnam|0 Comments
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No, Not Chrysanthemums!

At the wet market, Bridget stumbles into a comedy of errors

Having been in Vietnam only a matter of weeks and still filled with enthusiasm and girlish bravado, I decided to cook a Vietnamese feast for some friends. Surely such a […]

By |July 20th, 2013|Art, Arts, News, Postcards from Vietnam|0 Comments
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Reliving History

The past holds on strong at this ancient site

At the Cham Ruins in My Son, history replays itself like a ghostly video. Up here in the mountains, in the overcast misty silence, one can hear echoes of war planes that […]

By |June 21st, 2013|Art, Arts, Postcards from Vietnam|0 Comments
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Moonlight Serenade

In Hoi An, when the full moon is out the city becomes spiritual

If you’re lucky enough to be in Hoi An on the night of a full moon, you’ll witness a delightful transformation taking place in the streets of the Old Town. A […]

By |May 22nd, 2013|Art, Arts, Postcards from Vietnam|0 Comments