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« on: January 15, 2013, 06:33:24 PM »

Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

I’ve been busy the last few days travelling and sleeping. The 24 hour journey from Toronto to Hanoi was completed yesterday, and we spent most of the day shooting and eating in the old quarter of Hanoi.


The shooting condition in Hanoi have been less than ideal, a lot of fog and rain. We still ended up getting a few good shots on day one, and we’re hoping to do better on day two.


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I’m going to be travelling Northern Vietnam between Hanoi, Cat Ba and Halong Bay. Then we’ll head to Luang Prabang in Laos and will spend time there, as well as Luang Namtha, Nam Ha and Vientiane. From there, we’ll be heading south to Siem Reap and visiting Angkor Wat. We have some other days we have filled yet, so I’m sure we’ll end up somewhere else that’s pretty cool.


I am going to have some help posting to Canon Rumors over the next 3 weeks, posts may not come the time of day you’re used to.


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« on: January 15, 2013, 06:33:24 PM »

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Re: Canon Rumors is Touring Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2013, 06:41:03 PM »
Have a fun and safe trip. Phakse in Laos may be an idea for one of those days you do not know where to go.

Anyway, enjoy this part of the world, and do not be afraid of street food - it is the best there is. Just use common sense and look for clean, busy stalls!

Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013, 06:52:43 PM »
Hi Craig,
Please post some pictures from Vietnam. I love to see them....Have fun ;)
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2013, 06:56:15 PM »
Have a great and safe trip!!! 
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2013, 07:05:36 PM »
I've traveled to hanoi and i think it's more beautiful than Ho chi minh city. Anyhow becareful going on Ha long Junk cruise "Boat Capsizes in Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay, Killing Foreign Travelers and Tour Guide

Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/02/17/boat-capsizes-in-vietnams-ha-long-bay-killing-foreign-travelers-and-tour-guide/#ixzz2I5lv21zP"

Have fun and be safe

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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2013, 07:23:11 PM »
I've traveled to hanoi and i think it's more beautiful than Ho chi minh city. Anyhow becareful going on Ha long Junk cruise "Boat Capsizes in Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay, Killing Foreign Travelers and Tour Guide

Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/02/17/boat-capsizes-in-vietnams-ha-long-bay-killing-foreign-travelers-and-tour-guide/#ixzz2I5lv21zP"

Have fun and be safe

Hanoi is more beautiful than Saigon, no doubt.

But surely you are not going to bring up every single accident there is - or has been - in this part of the world are you?! There are accidents and worse - probably more frequently - in global cities like London and New York.
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2013, 07:40:24 PM »
I've traveled to hanoi and i think it's more beautiful than Ho chi minh city. Anyhow becareful going on Ha long Junk cruise "Boat Capsizes in Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay, Killing Foreign Travelers and Tour Guide

Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/02/17/boat-capsizes-in-vietnams-ha-long-bay-killing-foreign-travelers-and-tour-guide/#ixzz2I5lv21zP"

Have fun and be safe

Hanoi is more beautiful than Saigon, no doubt.

But surely you are not going to bring up every single accident there is - or has been - in this part of the world are you?! There are accidents and worse - probably more frequently - in global cities like London and New York.
That happened a couple of years ago and the government has gone after the less serious boat owners and the standard is much higher today, so don't worry about that.

Hanoi is more beautiful thatn Saigon, hmm that is a difficult one. I've lived two years in Hanoi and also worked a year and a half in Saigon having an apartment there so I would venture to say I know both cities quite well as I think you do too. They are very different cities, Hanoi is more old style beautiful, very elegant and charming. The areas around the lake and up in old town are fantastic and the Ba Dinh area obviously, closer to the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum. On the other hand Saigon is a more international metropolis, bustling street life, dirtier but still peaceful and beautiful in its places. Hanoi will always be my second hometown though, and Vietnam will always be my second country. I'm always at home when there although I currently live in Cambodia.

Tip to CR guys, if you can make your way to Preah Vihear, a temple a few hours north of Siem Reap it's very beautiful there. Southwest Cambodia around Kep is also very beautiful. Anywhere in the highland region in Vietnam is extraordinary, Da Lat as the most obvious, but remote areas in Dak Lak province is simply stunning. Even further north in Kon Tum. Qui Nhon on the coast of Vietnam. Clearly Hoi An of course. Mekong Delta in Vietnam is unique. Hue city in Vietnam will provide fantastic photo opportunities although the weather won't be the best at this time of year. Have fun there!

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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2013, 07:40:24 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2013, 07:50:05 PM »
Hi

it is always great to hear people from Canada coming to asia, you can also cross the border from cambodia to thailand, and visit the great bangkok like the hang over part II

be sure not to miss it, please do not hesitate to contact me if you are ever in my country, love to take you for a tour.
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2013, 07:55:23 PM »
Tip to CR guys, if you can make your way to Preah Vihear, a temple a few hours north of Siem Reap it's very beautiful there. Southwest Cambodia around Kep is also very beautiful. Anywhere in the highland region in Vietnam is extraordinary, Da Lat as the most obvious, but remote areas in Dak Lak province is simply stunning. Even further north in Kon Tum. Qui Nhon on the coast of Vietnam. Clearly Hoi An of course. Mekong Delta in Vietnam is unique. Hue city in Vietnam will provide fantastic photo opportunities although the weather won't be the best at this time of year. Have fun there!

Well said. Sapa is another area of Vietnam which is supposed to be absolutely stunning. I have yet to go though.

There is so much to see and do CR guy, you may never leave!! ;-)
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2013, 08:03:55 PM »
Tip to CR guys, if you can make your way to Preah Vihear, a temple a few hours north of Siem Reap it's very beautiful there. Southwest Cambodia around Kep is also very beautiful. Anywhere in the highland region in Vietnam is extraordinary, Da Lat as the most obvious, but remote areas in Dak Lak province is simply stunning. Even further north in Kon Tum. Qui Nhon on the coast of Vietnam. Clearly Hoi An of course. Mekong Delta in Vietnam is unique. Hue city in Vietnam will provide fantastic photo opportunities although the weather won't be the best at this time of year. Have fun there!

Well said. Sapa is another area of Vietnam which is supposed to be absolutely stunning. I have yet to go though.

There is so much to see and do CR guy, you may never leave!! ;-)
Agree, it's difficult to cut the ties to this part of the world. I've spent the better part of the last ten years here, even if I eventually move back to Europe I am sure to move back here again.

Sapa is a good tip also, for some reason I haven't been there. Gotta drag myself there sooner or later.

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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2013, 08:23:26 PM »
Have a safe trip :)

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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2013, 08:37:49 PM »
Nice,

I'm going to be doing a similar trip later this year, but I think I'll take my Fuji's ;)

Stay safe and post pics and I expect a nice write up...

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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2013, 08:56:17 PM »
Nice,

I'm going to be doing a similar trip later this year, but I think I'll take my Fuji's ;)

Stay safe and post pics and I expect a nice right up...

ET

Glad to hear you are coming over this way too ET. Just be sure to bring your good equipment, there are some truly amazing places to photograph. It is a very safe part of the world and believe me, you will regret it if you do not have your best equipment with you. :-)
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« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2013, 09:07:23 PM »
I spent a couple of months in Hanoi. Also I rented a motorcycle and toured the far north. Great touring country. But very rugged. Halong Bay is great. Just shot for the best trip. I spent a week there alone. Have a good time. Unless your on the Tourist trail? Then good luck.
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« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2013, 09:12:44 PM »
I've traveled to hanoi and i think it's more beautiful than Ho chi minh city. Anyhow becareful going on Ha long Junk cruise "Boat Capsizes in Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay, Killing Foreign Travelers and Tour Guide

Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/02/17/boat-capsizes-in-vietnams-ha-long-bay-killing-foreign-travelers-and-tour-guide/#ixzz2I5lv21zP"

Have fun and be safe

Hanoi is more beautiful than Saigon, no doubt.

But surely you are not going to bring up every single accident there is - or has been - in this part of the world are you?! There are accidents and worse - probably more frequently - in global cities like London and New York.
That happened a couple of years ago and the government has gone after the less serious boat owners and the standard is much higher today, so don't worry about that.

Hanoi is more beautiful thatn Saigon, hmm that is a difficult one. I've lived two years in Hanoi and also worked a year and a half in Saigon having an apartment there so I would venture to say I know both cities quite well as I think you do too. They are very different cities, Hanoi is more old style beautiful, very elegant and charming. The areas around the lake and up in old town are fantastic and the Ba Dinh area obviously, closer to the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum. On the other hand Saigon is a more international metropolis, bustling street life, dirtier but still peaceful and beautiful in its places. Hanoi will always be my second hometown though, and Vietnam will always be my second country. I'm always at home when there although I currently live in Cambodia.

Tip to CR guys, if you can make your way to Preah Vihear, a temple a few hours north of Siem Reap it's very beautiful there. Southwest Cambodia around Kep is also very beautiful. Anywhere in the highland region in Vietnam is extraordinary, Da Lat as the most obvious, but remote areas in Dak Lak province is simply stunning. Even further north in Kon Tum. Qui Nhon on the coast of Vietnam. Clearly Hoi An of course. Mekong Delta in Vietnam is unique. Hue city in Vietnam will provide fantastic photo opportunities although the weather won't be the best at this time of year. Have fun there!

I'll second Da Lat, but it was a tough trip 12 years ago when I went with my wife up into those mountains. Its also kind of a tourist trap even for Vietnamese people. Even more so for a 6 foot plus causcasion guy such as myself...lol!
My wife is from Phu Quoc island in the south near Cambodia. I spent nearly a week there and had never seen such a beautiful place in my life. Endless opportunities for someone with a camera in this part of the world.
Would love to see pictures later ;D

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« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2013, 09:12:44 PM »