Traveling in Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Phu Quoc Swimming

Things have been insane. I’ve been home for about a week in the past two months. Traveling and working across China, Thailand, Vietnam, and Australia, with more work coming up in Japan, Singapore, and the UK. So the blog has taken a bit of a backseat while I find myself editing four or five things at once, struggling to stay on deadlines.

Yesterday I finished up a five-day shoot at the amazing La Veranda Resort on Phu Quoc Island in southern Vietnam. Now I’m off to Hanoi and Halong Bay for a much-needed week of vacation. So for now, here’s a quick picture from an uninhabited private island several hours away from the hotel. True bliss and beauty and solitude.

On Assignment | Cambodia

I’ll be in Battambang and Siem Reap for the next few days on assignment. My local number is +855.13.965.978. In case you want to call and ask me if my fridge is running. Or give me more work. The latter being obviously better.

These images are from the plane flying in. I promise I’ll get back to posting non-aerial photography in the next post. It’s just that the outskirts of Siem Reap are so odd and photogenic. Lots of mottled greens and browns, with a few rivers thrown in for good measure. And eerily empty. The pilot, between announcements informing us that it would be a “moderately uncomfortable decent”, also pointed out a few of the ancient Angkor water reserves, one of which you can almost see in the top image. Far off in the distance. Just there.

In Flight | DFW to NRT

I love looking out of windows on long flights. We took the scenic route over the USA to Japan. I’m finally back home in Vietnam after what feels like forever away. Now I’ve got two days to enjoy it before heading out again. So it goes.

Flying Over Vietnam

I fly a lot and I like to take my mind off the fact that I’m thousands of feet above solid ground moving through the air at great speeds, so I usually end up taking pictures out of the window of the plane for most of the flight’s duration. I especially like to take my mind off flying when it’s being done in a small turboprop plane with exposed engines and lots of turbulence. So here’s my trip from Phu Quoc Island to Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam. It’s only a 50-minute flight, but you fly over some great landscapes. Rice fields, rivers, cities, etc. So here’s to my incessant and irrational fear of flying.