england, photography, places

Colours + textures of Kew Gardens

Last year, I spent five months living just north of London from January until May. Last year also seemed to be a particularly cold winter for the southeast of England, and my wussy Pacific Northwest manner could not cope. On one of the coldest days in March, I took the train down to Richmond to meet my… Continue reading Colours + textures of Kew Gardens

places, vietnam

First impressions of Hanoi

Since arriving in Hanoi, I have been completely overwhelmed in the best way possible. Hanoi is impossibly energetic and there is so much going on that it can be difficult to know where to look. Every time I turn my head I see and observe something new. I have only been here for two days… Continue reading First impressions of Hanoi

daily life, vietnam

Heading off to Vietnam

Monday evening, I'll be heading to the airport with my backpack and an open mind for a flight from Vancouver to Hanoi, via Taipei. This is my first time travelling to Asia and there are numerous emotions that come along with this. While the prospect of visiting a new place is incredibly exciting, there are… Continue reading Heading off to Vietnam

england, photography, places

market day in st albans

When I first arrived in Hatfield, I was truly underwhelmed by the town and its lack of personality. Instead of street markets, there is a shopping mall or a Walmart-like grocery store. Instead of independent coffee shops, there is a Costa. Truly, the town possesses very little that appears to the kind of traveller I… Continue reading market day in st albans