Hong Kong Street Photography: The View From the Ding Ding

Woman riding the ding ding for a Hong Kong street photography series called the view from the ding ding

Hong Kong is a hustling, bustling town, with many different ways to get around. One of the oldest, and most interesting, is the ding ding – a double-decker tramway running along Hennessy Road on Hong Kong Island. Riding in the ding ding gives you a quiet means of watching the world as it goes past. In today’s blog post, I present a street photography series of what I saw while riding the ding ding.

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Hong Kong Travel Guide

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A friend of mine is headed off to Hong Kong this week, so I was inspired to regale you with tales of my trip to this wondrous city. So if you have always wanted to venture to the Far East, stay tuned for my general impressions of the city, details of the fantastic apartment I stayed in, and a list of all the things I did in today’s Hong Kong travel guide.

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Ho Chi Minh City Street Photos and Travel Guide

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I have to admit that after visiting the idyllic, small town of Cai Be, Ho Chi Minh City was both a let down and overwhelming. It wasn’t until my last day in Ho Chi Minh City that I actually saw another side to the chaotic metropolis and grew to like it. Here, from a photographer’s perspective, are my Ho Chi Minh City street photos and travel guide.

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Cai Be Floating Markets

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When you visit the floating markets of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, there are two main markets: Cai Rang and Cai Be. Cai Rang is the larger and more popular market, while Cai Be is tiny with only a few boats in operation. So is Cai Be even worth your time? Yes, if you’re interested in getting an authentic taste of small town Vietnam. Find out more in today’s blog on the Cai Be floating markets.

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The Cai Rang Floating Markets

Worker at the Cai Rang Floating Markets

A Travel Guide for Can Tho, Vietnam

It was tough for me to write this blog post about the Cai Rang floating markets. On the one hand, the floating markets are a fascinating local experience that give visitors a taste of what life in Vietnam was like before the introduction of Western-style supermarkets. On the other hand, by circling the local sellers like a shark, I came away feeling that the locals were simply being gawked at without receiving any benefit from all of the attention. So with that forewarning in place, here is my travel guide for the Cai Rang floating markets and the city of Can Tho, Vietnam.

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Angkor Wat Sunrise Strategies

Angkor Wat sunrise

In my last few posts, I gave you some tips for traveling to Siem Reap and within the Angkor Wat temple complex. Today I tackle how to snag the ultimate unicorn: the elusive Angkor Wat sunrise photo. Many have tried to capture it, but here is what you need to know in order to bag your own Angkor Wat sunrise trophy.

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Angkor Wat Temple Guide

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An Assessment of Each Angkor Wat Temple

From a Photographer’s Perspective

If you have a Tomb Raider-style photography adventure to Cambodia in your future, then this Angkor Wat temple guide will come in handy. In February I spent a week in Siem Reap visiting virtually every temple in the Angkor Wat complex. I visited most of the temples multiple times, and came back with some tips on when to go and how to get the best photos. From my lips to your ears, here are my temple-by-temple recommendations for photographing Angkor Wat.

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Angkor Wat Travel Tips

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Tips for Traveling to Angkor Wat From a Photographer’s Perspective

When I was researching my own trip to Cambodia, I did not find a lot of Angkor Wat travel tips from a photographer’s perspective. Even though Angkor Wat is one of the most photographed places in all of the world, I never found a key set of instructions saying how to best capture this iconic spot. In today’s blog I remedy that with a list of Angkor Wat travel tips from THIS photographer’s perspective.

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Siem Reap Travel Tips

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Siem Reap is the Las Vegas of Southeast Asia. As opposed to quieter destinations in this part of the world, Siem Reap is all about neon lights, loud noise, and sensory overload. If the temples of Angkor Wat are on your list of must-see destinations, then this town is a necessary evil as there is no other place to stay.  In today’s blog, I recount my tales and give you a few Siem Reap travel tips to help you navigate the chaos.

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