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A panorama landscape photo of the mountains around Sapa in 2022

Travelling to North Vietnam in 2022: feel the winter bite!

By Etienne / February 25, 2022 / 0 Comments

It all started in 2021 when my wife suggested that we take another family road trip through Vietnam. We were going to drive up North to Thai Binh for the Tet holidays, so why not continue our journey to reach the mountains of North Vietnam? My wife and kids had never been there, and I…

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A huge group of photographers in Mu Cang Chai lining up with their tripods

Open letter to photographers

By Etienne / September 25, 2018 / 21 Comments

After spending the last couple of years talking about the Ethics of Travel photography and trying to spread the word about said ethics, I feel the task is getting more difficult on a daily basis. When travelling around Asia, l have increasingly witnessed actions by some photographers that left me with a bad taste in…

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A panorama photo of the rice fields of Mu Cang Chai at sunset, taken during a photography tour with Pics of Asia

North Vietnam photography tour 2018 wrap up

By Etienne / September 24, 2018 / 4 Comments

Another month of September, another month spent exploring Northern Vietnam and its endless rice terraces. Given that last year’s photography tour was almost perfect, there were only a few minor changes to this year’s itinerary. What I had in mind, though, was to spend more time in the tea plantations between Sapa and Mu Cang…

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Trip report: North Vietnam photography tour 2016

By Etienne / October 1, 2016 / 5 Comments

For Pics of Asia’s 5th photography tour in the mountains of North Vietnam, we have been exploring whole new areas. Instead of heading towards Ha Giang I decided last year to run the tour around brand new locations, very far away from the main tourist destinations. The idea behind this change was to photograph locations…

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