This is a beautiful place to visit if ever in Ireland, it is just roughly 40 minutes from the capital city & so worth the drive.
Ha Long Bay by Siobhan Cleary @ http://www.siobhanmariephotography.com
This was one of my favourite trips to date. I remember the drive to the boats was exhausting the heat was unbelievable.
On the way, I got to really see how Vietnamese people lived, all the young kids going to school on dirt roads, but, they seemed happy with what they had.
We drove past paddie fields & pearl farms which really got me thinking, because, I seen the older women out in the fields, gathering the rice. Now, when I’m having rice dinner, I’m very grateful, because I know someone has to work very hard to put it on my plate.
When we arrived, my initial thought was “OMG” we have to sleep on this Junker for two days. There was me, my sis & a friend, when we boarded, we were shown our rooms & given a brief explanation of what we would be doing.
That night we had a lovely dinner with great people & a stop off at a beach & plenty of fun on the boat. It really is amazing what can happen when you put a group of people together who don’t know each other. Although, I’ve never seen them again the memories will last forever.
The next day we went & done some kayaking around the area, visited the caves, the scenery was beautiful & here we got to see how the people live. They are water people spend all their time on the water & get sick on land 🙂
I will always remember before we headed back to the mainland, I sat out on a balcony writing my postcards, it was the first time I really experience unaware mindfulness. I just sat staring out, the peace I felt was unbelievable, I had never experienced it before & now I would be lost without it. If you don’t know how to be mindful or meditate, learn, its amazing.
It’s one of my top places from my travels & would highly recommend not missing it on a trip to Vietnam.
Out of the whole experience I learned how to relax, understand & just enjoy every moment. Oh by the, the junker, was perfect for the trip, it was just a matter of appreciating & enjoying everything about it 🙂
I loved taking this photo, I was coming out from union station & they were all just chilling at the top of the steps. I couldn’t believe they just let me sit on the steps & take photos of them. I would have expected them to fly off but they didn’t budge, I think they really loved it
Taken At Saint Georges Castle By Siobhan Cleary @ http://www.siobhanmariephotography.com
This is a great photo I was so glad to have captured while visiting the Blue Mountains in Australia.
They belong to a man who visits the top where the tourists start out their visit. He is a lovely polite man.
He used to be a tour guide there & now just goes up to see all the people for memories sake.
I remember chatting to him for all of 5 – 10 minutes he is full of knowledge & loves to tell his tales.
If you ever visit you will see him say hello 🙂
By Siobhan Cleary @ http://www.siobhanmariephotography.com
I love this photo so much and remember it so well it was my first trip on a Thai train. OMG jammers would be an understatement.
Me & the other girls, I was travelling with were a little bit scared of the long journey ahead it was about an 8 hour ride the heat was unbelievable & our first time doing it.
I remember sleeping with my bag at my side with a lock on it because everyone told us, don’t fall asleep, you’ll be robbed. This didn’t work for me I love sleep too much so the lock worked for me 🙂
All in all the journey was fine, we didn’t get robbed & it was great experience. We were like celebrities on the train people kept coming up & looking at us they were fascinated by us. It was so funny. When travelling, dont let what people tell you put you off, instead embrace every moment with curiousty. If I hadn’t got on the train I would have got this picture.
Experience is the teacher of all things.
This is one of the first photos I tool while travelling Canada. Myself & my sister landed in Montreal, at night time, so there was not a lot to see in the dark
The next day when we went out sightseeing this was one of my first photos, I couldn’t believe the pretty colours everywhere from the maples.
This was taken at Old Port, Montreal it was one of my favourite place in Canada. Although, it was very busy it was still so peaceful. There are so many photo opportunities in the area.
Make sure if you ever visit Canada to visit Montreal.