The colors of Asia

Sunset in Luang Prabang, Laos.

From the second largest building in the world to one of the ancient wonders of the world. From one of the most modern and fastest developing cities in the world to a 46% literacy rate.  I spent eighteen days traveling through five different countries.  I started in Taiwan and continued on to meet my family in Hong Kong and continued on  to travel back to Saigon, up to central Vietnam and then on to Laos and Cambodia.   So much happened during these two and a half weeks that’s it’s hard to even know where to begin – so I won’t even try.  Rather, here is a snapshot of my time travelling.

Taiwan: Slept on a couch in a hotel lobby on Christmas Eve. MRT. Hiked through the beautiful mountains of coastal Taiwan. Ginger Tea stands.  Night markets.  Fried food. Hong Kong: Looking out the window of plane to Honk Kong and concluding that Hong Kong looks like Hawaii from above.  Viewing the city skyline from above.  Perfect weather. Beach perimeter to the city.  Vibrant bird markets.  Floating restaurant.  Dim Sum.  Vietnam: Drinks on the roof of the Rex. Slipping in the tunnels of the VC. Feeding my family my favorite foods of Vietnam. Markets everywhere.  Glimmering lanterns of Hoi An. Run on the beach. New years wishes sent out to sea. Custom made couture. Miles of beautiful beaches.  Eating A Lot. Watching the sun rise New Year’s Day.  Ancient war tattered temples. Forbidden city. Mango mojitos. Laos: Beautiful French charm.  Tree of life.  Giving offerings to the Novice monks at dawn. Jumping into natural pools of crystal clear blue waterfalls. Beautiful sunsets.  Silk scarves. Compassionate people. Local hill tribes of the highlands.  Abundant night markets. Mosaic detailed temples. Cambodia: Angkor Wat. Ancient wonders of the world.  Temples embossed with trees.  Floating houses.  Extreme poverty. Pythons and children. Tut tuts. Palms of the jungle.

More to come, but for now enjoy the beautiful colors of Asia.


Taiwan coastline

Taroko Gorge, Taiwan

Bird markket in Hong Kong

Ginger Tea. Enough Said.

Beautiful Hong Kong Skyline


Cao Dai Temple, Saigon

Lanterns of Hoi An, Vietnam

One of the MANY breathtaking temples of Luang Prabang, Laos.

Swimming holes and waterfalls, Luang Prabang.


Freshly dyed silk, Laos.

Scarves galore in the Luang Prabang night market

Floating houses. Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Temples of Angkor Wat, Cambodia.

About aweinfur

Learning and Organizational Change graduate student at Northwestern University. Yogi. Happy.
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1 Response to The colors of Asia

  1. anne says:

    I wish I could have been there to pack a suitcase full of the gorgeous silks for us to use in our wndow treatment designs. Colors are fabulous, as are your photos.

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