“So Viet” from Aquil’tour on Vimeo.
I came across this video on Vimeo by user Aquil’tour and felt transported to Vietnam in a way so authentic, I wanted to share. Vietnam’s long and narrow geography makes its landscape and climate dramatically varied. This video features much of what Vietnam is famous for as well as some of the less-recognized attributes of the country. Chaotic motorbikes, outdoor gyms, water sports, canoeing, farming, and gorgeous scenery make me happy to have found this gem on Vimeo. It’s Vietnam traveling captured on video and delivered just right.
“A Taste of Vietnam” from The Perennial Plate on Vimeo.
For some upbeat and inspiring footage of Vietnam, watch this video. With an emphasis on the food of Vietnam, this video pairs creative music with professionally shot and edited film. This video is just one of many impressive videos from the folks at The Perennial Plate. Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine, the makers of this video, have a knack for capturing the entire culture of a place while still focusing on the food at large. Maybe it’s because food is such an important part of our identity; maybe it’s because food is such an important part of travel. No matter the cause, this video is gorgeous. And now I want to spend some time eating in Vietnam.
Some beautiful photos of Vietnam recently caught my eye. Taken by Brian Kelley, these shots relay to viewers the journey he and nine other skateboarders were on when they traveled through Vietnam (as well as Myanmar, Cambodia, and Thailand) as a part of a project called Visual Traveling.
The Vietnam series, which can be found on Brian Kelley’s website, contains photos that are each examples of a thousand words being crammed into a single still. Motorcycles, lush landscape, small children, and rippling water come together in this short but sweet series to convey this Vietnam experience to anyone with interested eyes. These photos are expertly done and, on top of that, they have, effectively, fostered my already-growing desire to visit this gorgeous country.