Cities

The narrow tracks pass in between the buildings
Cities, Destinations, Travel, Vietnam

Chasing Hanoi’s Street Train

Twice a day, a train speeds through the heart of Hanoi, narrowly passing between houses !!! Join me as I explore this Urban phenomenon. A loud horn can be heard in the distance. Nearby, people come out and start taking in their motorbikes and belongings into their homes. Children stop […]

This mural is straight out of some noir novel
Art, Cities, Photo Essays, Vietnam

Peeking into Artsy Saigon

On one weekend, I explored Ho Chi Minh’s “Art” district to see what was in store and came back pleasantly surprised. A tall blonde looks on at me from the wall, straight out of a noir novel while elsewhere a monkey runs along the wall. I am in the 3 […]

Zooming through the Saigon Night
Adventure, Cities, Vietnam

Zooming through the Saigon Night

Exploring a city after sunset is an interesting experience, more so when done on the back of a scooter, whizzing through the traffic. I joined one such exploration of Saigon by night and lived to tell the tale. We weave through the early evening traffic in District 1, Ho Chi […]

Look, there is a bomber in my backyard !
Cities, Vietnam

Look, there is a bomber in my backyard !

Hanoi has an unusual relic from the Vietnam War – the remains of a B-52 bomber right in the middle of the city. Join me as I go in search of this remnant of the war. My new found friend in Hanoi, Nhung, looks at me skeptically.“Are you sure this […]

One Night in a Capsule Hotel
Cities, Japan

One Night in a Capsule Hotel

Take a look at the zany world of capsule hotels, as I try one in Tokyo. I was walking down the dark and dim lit corridors of my hotel. The calm and almost soporific atmosphere covered the floor like a warm blanket on a cold winter’s night, as I passed rows and […]