For The People of Vietnam:Vietnam Portraits

Eleven days flew by so fast. With no heed or warning, I just realized it was over once I stepped inside the airport. The air got a little chiller, seemingly missing the warmth of the Vietnamese people.

I opened my camera and browsed through the images of our Vietnam trip. Can’t help but shed a few tears because this truly was my most-liberating experience yet. To be honest, I was crying on the way to the airport. I don’t know what triggered it. I just did. And I know, I’m not the only one who cried inside the cab. There’s something ineffable with how Vietnam embraced us during the days we were here. Though, the places are breathtaking, what really took my heart away were the people. Their smiles, how they interact with strangers like us. IT WAS SOMETHING BEYOND AMAZING. It’s gonna be these sets of anecdotes I will tell over and over to people until I am not able to speak any longer.

The only thing I could ever repay their kindness is through this portraiture set, I intentionally crafted just for them. What can I do? I fell in love with them in just a short time. For those days, I was at home. I am home. You can google everything about Vietnam and prepare yourself for the adventure. But meeting its people, man, you can never read that anywhere else. You need to experience it first-hand. You have to be there, get lost, find help, fall in love. That’s just how it goes. So I hope this post will urge you to go and pack your stuff and get that first flight to Vietnam. I was there for 11 days and traveled across 6 of its provinces. And still, to me, it’s not enough, there’s more places to see, more adventures to uncover and more people to share stories with.
Uncovering Eden Vietnam Portraits
A fruit vendor in Hanoi
Uncovering Eden Vietnam Portraits
An elderly driver with swag in Ho Chi Minh City
Uncovering Eden Vietnam Portraits
A sled facilitator in Mui Ne
Uncovering Eden Vietnam Portraits
A fisherman in Mui Ne
Uncovering Eden Vietnam Portraits
Food vendor having lunch in the sand dunes of Mui Ne
Uncovering Eden Vietnam Portraits
A tailor in the streets of Ho Chi Minh City
Uncovering Eden Vietnam Portraits
One of the boatmen in Hoi An
Uncovering Eden Vietnam Portraits
The first boatman I found while walking along Hoi An’s riverbank.
Uncovering Eden Vietnam Portraits
This awesome man in uniform posing with finesse as he smokes his cigar.
Uncovering Eden Vietnam Portraits
A hardworking vendor in Ben Thanh Night Market
Uncovering Eden Vietnam Portraits
The balloon vendor with the warmest smile
Uncovering Eden Vietnam Portraits
The melancholic man of Ha Long Bay

For the whole set of the photographs (that I cannot post here because of their file sizes), please head on to my facebook page here, https://www.facebook.com/pg/uncoveringedenblog/photos/?tab=album&album_id=929483313907663