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
was feeling the travel itch again. I have loved Saigon, Vietnam so much and will definitely be back soon, but I have barely tapped into the endless possibilities my remote/freelance freedom provides! And I want to change that. So, back to the States it was!
I am a house and pet sitter through TrustedHousesitters.com (an amazing service) and locked in a housesitting position in Washington, DC for a little while. This allows me to stay here for free while I work and play. It is crazy being back here, though, since I lived a third of my life in the nation's capitol, including going to university here. It feels like a constant deja vu being back, and everything is easy and comfortable to me. Did I even live in Vietnam?! Just taking it day by day, remembering how much I learned overseas and trying to see life here through fresh eyes.
After Washington, DC, I'll be traveling along the East Coast of the United States and staying in North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC (again), and upstate New York. Then, I'll head overseas again after this little re-charge time.
And of course, it wouldn't be me if I didn't immediately have my cameras out and captured some new images. I knew I wanted to take photos of some of the iconic landmarks, but because I've done it so many times before, I decided to use a fish eye lens and get a bit more creative.
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.