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
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
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,
I've had a slight delay in writing this next post because life has felt settled and not as noteworthy, which is a fantastic feeling, yes, but I was waiting for more things to happen to write about. Then I remembered that my day-to-day may become regular to me,
The past couple of days have been lovely. I haven't seen the families I met my first weekend since it's back to school for their kidS, but we have been making plans for this weekend. Meanwhile,
Ok, so we are a few days into my new life in Vietnam. I arrived on Friday. Fast forward to Sunday, which was an insanely packed day for me! In the morning, I met with the Canadian family (Roxy, Steve, and their three adopted boys) who have taken me under their wings. I went with them to their nondenominational church where over 200 people attend, majority of them being expats from Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, America, etc. but with a lot of
This is the first of many new posts regarding my life transition to becoming a full-time freelance, traveling photographer who works remotely and works with nonprofits and great organizations.
So, I successfully made it to Vietnam! My journey started Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 6am in North Carolina with a
Within my first hour in Siem Reap, Cambodia, I had the most rewarding little travel hiccup. Upon arrival at Siem Reap International Airport, I took out some cash from one of the ATM's by baggage claim. Everywhere in Cambodia accepts both Cambodian riehls and US dollars (USD),
Traveling can be hard. There's no two ways about it. Being in a place where you don't speak the language, don't know the currency, are on timelines to get to new destinations and relying on unreliable transportation, small things out of your control seem much bigger of a deal, and you get frustrated. HOWEVER, there are still appropriate ways to act.
Danielle Desnoyers is a traveling freelance photographer with a focus on humanitarian, travel, and family photography. She currently splits her time between the United States and Vietnam with travels to other countries as well.