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Well Travelled: Hanoi City, Vietnam

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Rishad Daroo is a street photographer born in Hong Kong and raised in Vancouver, Canada. Now working for the Canadian Tourism Commission, Rishad shares his love of travel and imagery across all aspects of his career. Recently Rishad travelled through South East Asia bringing nothing but his Herschel Supply bags and a camera. Take a look at Rishad’s words and imagery below…

Vietnam has been on my travel wish list these past few years. What attracted me to visit was the images I’ve seen online – the portraits of locals with so much character, the lush greenery and the sense of history that shines through each photograph. Below are a few images from my time spent in Northern Vietnam including Hanoi City and a short visit to Halong Bay.

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Making my way through the fields of Mỹ Đức Vạn Kim Village – 1 hour outside of Hanoi City.

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You don’t see this coming at you very often…

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A village woman close-by in the fields

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This man’s name is Do Van Thang – he asked for his photograph and pleaded I send him a copy. It’s in the mail…I just hope he gets it.

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This motorbike really caught my eye.

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Grounded.

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Poking my head in a small house in the streets of Hanoi.

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The beautiful faces, light and portrait opportunities in Hanoi City are endless…

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The woman in the previous photo allowed me to take a photograph inside her home.

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Dong Xuan Market…

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…and everything here is fresh.

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Toward the end of my trip I had to pay a visit to Halong Bay. The views here are….not bad.

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The rolling mountains and lush greenery of the Bay.

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Sundown

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Making my way down stream through Chùa Hương (aka) Perfume Pagoda.

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Taking the tram up to visit a 2000 year old Buddhist temple tucked away in the hills of the Huong Tich Mountains. You can walk up (apprx 1.5 hours) instead….but you’ll miss this perspective.

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Exploring the depths of the Huong Tich Cave in the Perfume Pagoda – one of the most sacred temples in Vietnam.

View the full Well Travelled on Herschel Supply. 

Well Travelled: Krysuvik, Iceland

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Katrin Braga is a young inspiring photographer from Iceland who is currently jumping back and forth in between Vancouver and her homeland. She loves traveling and photographing her experiences along the way. Enjoy the words and images by Katrin below…

As an Icelander me and my friends often go on road trips together to experience the beautiful scenery of our homeland. In this trip we decided to visit Krysuvik which is known for it’s geothermal fields, mud pots and colorful soil. The hikes there are short and breathtaking.

HSC_Blog_Iceland_1The road trip begins driving through lava fields

HSC_Blog_Iceland_2Preparing to hike up the mountain

HSC_Blog_Iceland_3The scenery is breathtaking

HSC_Blog_Iceland_4We walk around boiling hot mud pots

HSC_Blog_Iceland_5Burning hot water

HSC_Blog_Iceland_6The weather and the color of the soil changes drastically

HSC_Blog_Iceland_8The colors are breathtaking

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A hot spring seen far away

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Taking a break and enjoying the scenery

HSC_Blog_Iceland_10Andrean takes a brake after a long hike

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Walking to the mist of the hot springs

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Trying not to fall into the burning hot springs

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HSC_Blog_Iceland_14End of a beautiful day

Enjoyed Krysuvik? Explore the rest of the Well Travelled series or view more of Katrin’s photography here.

Well Travelled: Sayulita, Mexico

Here is a blog I worked on with Herschel SupplyAlana Paterson and Mila Franovic.

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Based on the West Coast, Alana Paterson is a Canadian photographer known for her notable work with lifestyle publications and brands worldwide. Take a look through some of her recent images and words below…

I took this trip with my good bud and favourite stylist Mila Franovic. It was meant to be a relaxing holiday to celebrate the end of my seasonal work year on my family farm… and Mila wanted to tan. But of course we ended up making it a working holiday. A stylist and a photographer travelling together could never just chill. So we shot an editorial down there for this french surf magazine, Desillusion and also this photo-set for you all.

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Its only a four hour flight!! Two rom coms and your there. But the flight will go faster if you don’t watch the rom coms.

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As you can see it was pumping in Sayulita

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This kid…

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Dog

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Lost

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The road to San Pancho

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William Eggleston tribute

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The mighty Mignot family home

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Only the finest of robes and ropes for this beast

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Friendz

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Still Lost

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Mila matching the local geology

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Clam down everybody

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Sea caves

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More sea caves

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Some fine Herschel Supply goods and some fine Mexican flora.

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Israel the chill homie

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Playa Los Muertes

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Some fine mexican fauna.

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Catch me poolside

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Still poolside

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Magic moments

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Later Mexico!!

View the full post on Herschel Supply here. 

Travel More For Free

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Here are some easy life hacks to help you get on that next flight out of town:

1. Switch all your bills to a rewards credit card. This is an easy way to get a free flight somewhere, switch your Hydro, Phone Bill etc.. to your credit card so you can start accumulating points faster.

2. Look into international house sitting. This can be an easy and free way to stay somewhere you have always dreamed of and get paid for it. There are several websites available to match homeowner with house-sitter: TrustedHousesitters.com , MindMyHouse.com and Housecarers.com. Also offer some ideas or trades to owners of Airbnb.com.

3. Volunteer as crew on a sailboat. Check out findacrew.net  for listings.

4.  Join CouchSurfing and WWOOF. Both sites are awesome online networks that help travellers connect with local hosts. CouchSurfing members are willing to give travellers a place to sleep for a night or two. WWOOF connects travelers with organic farmers who want to trade room and board for an extra hand.

5.  And lastly if the above are too nomad/gypsetter for you try finding a job that allows you to travel. Try out these careers: Flight Attendant, Au Pair, Peace Corps Volunteer, Busker, Geologist, Cruise Ship Jobs, Yacht Sailor, Navy Sailor, Tour Guide, Travel Agent, Travel Nurse, Freelance Writer/Photographer or try out being an ESL Teacher.