Julie Vola voyaged to The Land of Smiles with her Holga, a Hong Kong-built plastic camera that looks like a toy
This month Sailing Club Nha Trang turns 20
Beachside bar Pogo has long held it down on the Mui Ne strip, but after seven years cold chillin’ they’ve decided it’s time for a refresh. The Relaunch party is kicking off summer with some free food and drink specials, and an all-night party courtesy of DJs Nic Ford, Dan Lo and Global B.
In one of the most marked planning pushes seen in modern Vietnam, Danang has zoned its southerly shore for high-end tourism and leisure. Ed Weinberg takes a stroll down the hotel strip, to see how the future is shaping up. Photos by Nick Ross
Even as Danang grows away from its origin waters, twice a day it will revert to the beach town it started life as. Words by Seamus Butler.
Photos by Nick Ross and Ed Weinberg
As a girl who rarely travels anywhere — especially outside of Vietnam — being invited by Mekong Tourism to Kampot, Cambodia for the 9th World Congress of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World is something quite out there. Not only was I supposed to see one of “the most beautiful bays in the world” for the first time, I was supposed to shoot it in a way that matches its beauty. So I packed my bags, and jumped on a Sapaco bus to Phnom Penh at 6am with three cameras — my trusty DSLR, a small point-and-shoot and a Holga-like toy camera — and a tripod, to make sure I wouldn’t miss a thing.
I’ve often thought that “You are not special” is a terrible thing to say to someone as it trivialises the human experience. But staring up at 30 metres of raw Cat Ba Island mountain that you are expected to climb is a humbling experience — one that could make the most rock-strong of our bretheren feel a bit trivial or even unspecial.
It’s sunrise. The waves are riding high and the sky is cloudy — it’s about to rain. I got there early to see the fishing boats come in with their fresh catch. Like dots on the horizon, they bobbed on the tempestuous ocean making their way back after a hard night’s work.
Kyle Phanroy catches some moonbeams on the original Thai party island, and wakes up the next day to survey the wreckage
On the hunt for perfect fish and chips and learning the lesson of how-not-to-avoid getting your flake nicked by a swooping seagull, Marc Forster-Pert went to a cloudy but mild Brighton to see what’s so special about the British seaside