The Pink Church
This is a real Saigon landmark on Hai Ba Trung Street.
It is amazing for its pinkness on the outside but even more amazing to be bathed in pink on the inside. It is worth going in to sit for a while to feel something unexpected,
This city of wide avenues and tall trees is frenetic, exciting, eclectic and fast but it has a lingering perfume of a more exotic and enigmatic past. This city of two names has two faces as well. Saigon has a legacy of wealthy rice merchants, opium and the memory of dimly lit bars and beautiful girls in silk cocktail dresses, gracious mansions and all the glamour that France bestowed upon it.
A Week in Hoi An
by Bridget March
Stop on any of the many bridges between the town and the beach and you can watch the fishermen at work before sunset
Nguyen Thai Hoc Street
The old French houses sit side-by-side with the old Chinese shop houses. This mix of styles and cultures is what makes Hoi An town a piece of living history. The influence of many trading nations shaped this old port.
A Week in Hoi An
___________________________________ Always accompanied by my Molskine Japanese album and watercolour field box, I captured things that interested me and made notes beside the sketches.
The World Heritage Town of Hoi An casts a spell on all who visit with its ancient streets, colourful shops, the temples, cafes and the bustling market. Surrounding it is a verdant landscape of rice paddies and morning glory beds where people still work the fields with buffalo.
A Summer in Sapa
______________________________'A Summer in Sapa' is an illustrated artist's journal of the landscape, the culture and the people of the far north west Vietnam.
With nearly 100 illustrations, you will gain a real insight into mountain life during the warm summer months.
Available from good book and gift shops in Vietnam or from my online shop