Travels to Vietnam and Cambodia

Laney Harman joined the Safari team last year as an intern working in our graphics department. She very quickly became a very valued and integral part of the team. After a super busy Christmas, Laney headed to Vietnam and Cambodia for a well-deserved break. She returned with a collection of wonderful stories and images-some of which she is sharing with us here...

With cars an unaffordable and impractical asset in Vietnam, bikes are the transport of choice for many in Vietnam
Images of bikes piled impossibly high with all manner of livestock and miscellaneous goods are nothing new, but I couldn't resist photographing this bright bicycle of blooms.

One of Ha Long Bay's magnificent limestone islets Although overrun by tourists, it's still possible to capture moments of relative solitude in Ha Long Bay.

A local woman in Hoi An awaits the evening tourist crowd to take them rowing on the river.A local row-boat woman casting off from the pier in Hoi An, whilst in the background others wait patiently for the evening crowds to flock for a romantic river cruise surrounded by floating lanterns.

Local huts and roosters in the mountains of Sapa
With the farmers out working in the rice fields during the day, the animals are often left to rule the roost.

Locals switch between rowing with their hands and feet as they take tourists through the caves and canals of Ninh Binh.Sometimes described as an inland Ha Long Bay, Trang An in Ninh Binh Province is best explored by rowboat, where the river winds through limestone caves and under thick tree canopies.

Much of Vietnam seems to be a contradiction of many people rushing and many waiting.Vietnam seems to be a contrast between many people rushing and many people waiting.

Morning light beams through Angkor Wat Those keen enough to brave the 4.30am wake-up for sunrise at Angkor Wat are rewarded with scenes like this; ancient stone pillars casting long shadows between beams of morning light.

A path to nowhere. A slightly less beaten track through Angkor forest.

A special meeting with a horse at Angkor Wat. Tender moments spent making a new friend at Angkor Wat. I thought he was unwell as he rolled onto his side, but it turns out he just wanted a pat. Photo: Dan Waterman

Photos courtesy of: Laney Harman

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