Hoi An, Vietnam “City of Light” – The Paris of Southeast Asia
NEW VIDEO POST on my YouTube Channel… “Travel Guide and Photography”
Explore the Possibilities of Hoi An, Vietnam in this weeks video. Whether you travel there by cruise ship or fly Hoi An has everything to offer on vacation.
It’s historic ancient city dates to the 15th century and is an UNESCO Heritage Site. It is a Foodie destination with many restaurants featuring wonderful food. It offers a number of art galleries, shops and over 200 custom tailors. It is also a photographers dream destination with the opportunity for very unique images and beautiful scenery.
I have traveled to over 80 countries and often asked where is my favorite place to travel. Vietnam is in my Top 5 with Hoi An being my favorite city in the country and I travel there as often as I can. It was also Anthony Bourdain’s favorite city in Vietnam and his favorite place for the cities famed Banh Mi Sandwich.
I started my career in photography as a professional photojournalist in 1979 at the time working with several newspapers and magazines in Southern California. What I loved most about photojournalism was its diversity and over my career I covered professional sports, concerts and travel.
As life would have it mine took yet another turn and in 1988 I developed an interest in holistic medicine. I became a professional massage therapist specializing in sports medicine. In 1991 I decided to go to medical school and obtained a medical degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine and stared my career as a licensed acupuncture physician.
After medical school I moved my practice to northern Idaho for a year before settling in the resort area of Sun Valley, Idaho. I’ve always been an outdoor person and hiking and backpacking the Rockies and fishing the pristine river waters and high altitude lakes offered me a wonderful photographic opportunity.
In 2010 I left Sun Valley and I once again found myself on a cruise ship, this time working as an “Acupuncturist at Sea”. For the past seven years I have traveled to 85 countries, which has allowed me to photograph much of the world.
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