Well, Christmas has come and gone. It was my first time being overseas and away from my family during the holiday season. Can't say I particularly enjoyed it, to be honest. I knew it would be difficult, but even with FaceTime and WiFi, it just wasn't enough. I will probably do everything in my ability to be with family in the future during the holiday season. However, being in the city of expats,
I'm back!! This is the first time through all my years of traveling, working, and living abroad that I've gone back to a country that I already resided in (except for America, where I grew up and lived for most of my life). I was in Vietnam for over seven months
And that's a wrap, folks! I honestly cannot believe September is about to be over. Where has 2018 gone?!??! It's basically Halloween, which is practically Christmas. So realistically, it's already 2019, and I cannot even handle it.
Well, I'm back in America after seven months in Southeast Asia. I decided to take advantage and leave for a bit because of a few things happening in Saigon: it's still rainy season, and I'm over it; a mass amount of people leave for the summer, mostly expats, which means my client base dries up a bit and work is slower; and I
I have been in Vietnam for six months today. FYI, that sentence makes me so happy! It, of course, feels half like I've been here for much longer than that and half like I've just arrived. Six months is a
As a freelance photographer, I work with a lot of families and youngsters capturing portraits and family group photos... And kids can be finicky. As you are all very well aware. Any little thing can turn your angelic munchkin
One of the main reasons I was so interested in living and working in Saigon, Vietnam in particular, was because of the expat community that lives here. I love capturing images
A friend based in Cambodia is a consultant for nonprofits and international NGO's and reached out to me about potentially doing some photography work for a nonprofit in
After being in country for a few months, I feel like I'm starting to get my grip on life here! I remind myself often that I was not only just moving to a new place, I was moving here alone and without the support
Most expats in Vietnam have to leave the country every three months for a visa run. Even if you purchase a six month to 12 month visa, you are still required to leave and re-enter the country every 90 days with a new stamp. I have not quite been here for three months yet,
Danielle Desnoyers is a traveling photographer who enjoys spending time wandering place to place and sharing her experiences through her lens.