Vietnam & Cambodia 2018

Vietnam, my second time back to this beautiful country. This time I decided to take a more formal way of capturing it all. The biggest trouble for any commercial photographer is taking a DSLR away on holiday with you can sometimes make travelling feel like your day job. Usually I would shoot film for something different, but after bad experiences going through security scanners and getting it wiped, I decided to pick up the new mirrorless Canon M50 that was just released by Canon. I couldn't have been happier with the results, the lightweight body gave me all the freedom to run around like the maniac tourist I am, as well as the quality and megapixels that I need as a shooter. Anyway, this isn’t an advertisement or anything, just some really average travel pics for you to scroll through at your own leisure.

 Hao Long Bay

Hao Long Bay

I won't lie... not many images were taken here. But this location is absolutely gorgeous and should be the starting point of any Vietnam trip. 

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Hoi An has repeatedly been one of my Favourite places to visit. So much so, we ended up extending our stay here by 7 days, oops. The weather is just too nice. If you want a place to relax poolside, Hoi An is the place to do so, Kahuna Beach Club & VBH especially get the vibe just right.

After far too much street food and shopping temptation, we jetted off on an overly expensive flight direct from Da Nang to Siem Reap. Home of Angkor Wat, and far too many Cheeky Monkeys. We said our prayers and went in.

With that in the bag, we honestly found there wasn’t too much else to do in Siem Reap, it’s quite easy to get lost in the temples for days. We had nice weather on our mind, so we took the night buss to Kampot… We were seen off by one of these mental Cambodian rain clouds we would become all too familiar with in the small riverside town.

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First up, we challenged Bokor Mountain with to a duel. We teamed up with a lovely chap we coined Yung Will from the UK. Armed with Two measly bikes riding bound-2 style, we took on this mountain in the rain… Would not recommend taking it on in the wet weather, but up there, a storm can roll in and out in minutes. on one side is a blue sky, the other, the worst storm you could imagine. The risk is yours.

And that’s it for me, I took my leave as the boys sailed off to Koh Rong, ending another asian adventure.

Through this trip I really didn’t keep track of the places we ate too much, trip advisor can be helpful, but remember the golden rule of asian eating: Any place that looks real nice, most likely has the worst food. Find the small dingy places, they will have the best asian food you could ever eat (and pray not to get sick).

Please note these photos were taken for my own pleasure, but if anyone would like a print, please email hello@michaelwoods.com