I’m responding to another call for photos – this one from Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, and the theme is bridges.
In 2009, I travelled through most of central Vietnam by motorbike. One day, wanting a day-escape from the city, I hired a driver and his bike to take me to a sleepy fishing village nearby. What I arrived at, however, was a lively boat race competition and a crowd of Vietnamese spectators sitting on the river bank, their boats and on this bridge. There wasn’t a tourist in sight. That day, I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Vietnamese village life and experience the revelry of this local spectacle.
Not far from Hue is the picturesque, riverside town of Hoi An. The Japanese Covered Bridge was constructed by the Japanese in the 1500s and, even today, it’s still recognized as an artistic symbol of peace and beauty.