[by James Richards in Vietnam] In June 2016 I realized the long-held wish to experience the cities, villages, countryside and coastal areas of Vietnam. Our 2-week tour with a road-worthy troupe of American landscape architects focused on environment and culture and covered the length of the country. My impressions of the journey resulted in an extensive handmade travel journal that sought to convey both the sights and the tone of the trip. The following are some of the highlights from that journal: Major stops during our travels are highlighted in red on map. The old Saigon Post Office was my first sketch subject on arriving in Vietnam. It was also […]
Guest post by Anh Dat Truong in Saigon, Vietnam. Saigon is always a city with unexpected joys. Last Saturday, Camille and I had a good sketching time in a street market, a place that caught my attention before, when I stopped there to eat a delicious My Quang. Even if I am used to open market, which you can drive through and buy things without stepping out of your bike, this street is a brand new experience: the whole street itself is a market. Every family uses their house as a small store selling from vegetables to shoes and clothes. With the curiosity of seeing how the market shapes up, […]
“The back packer’s street” at noon. “The Back packer’s Street” at midnight. The disco and laughters from the street kept me awake.