Author Archives : Diane Lee

Travelling Homebody - Cao Bang - Vietnam - Photo Essay

Cao Bang – Vietnam – Photo Essay


I visited in Cao Bang Province in 2017 and it could have killed me. You can read about the whys and wherefores here. Needless to say, it was pretty scary and a solid reminder that press trips are often not what they’re cracked up to be. And because I couldn’t write a glowing review, I submitted my pictures… which were…

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Scambodia: why I'll never go back to Cambodia - Travelling Homebody

Scambodia: why I will never go back to Cambodia


There are a few locations in Asia that have been on my bucket list for ages: Myanmar, Luang Prabang (in Laos), Chiang Mai (in Thailand) and Siem Reap/Angkor Wat (in Cambodia). I decided to remedy that this year. In May, I travelled to Myanmar, and in June — because of an “interesting” set of circumstances — had the opportunity to…

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Travelling Homebody - top 10 places to Instagram Hanoi

My top 10 all-time favourite spots to Instagram Hanoi


Hanoi is a vibrant, bustling city brimming with unique photo opportunities for the passionate photographer. There is a delightful mix of old and new Hanoi that makes it such a fascinating place to explore travel photography. Even if you sit in a café and people watch, you are guaranteed amazing pics — and with free WiFi everywhere in Hanoi, you…

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Travelling Homebody - Coffee culture in Hanoi

An introduction to Hanoi’s Coffee Culture


This article was supposed to be for Heritage (the in flight magazine for Vietnam Airlines) however, I passed on the assignment for a number of reasons. Rather than waste the story, I decided to publish it here instead. Drip coffee was introduced by the French in 1857, and Vietnam’s thriving coffee industry — which now exports almost 2,000,000 tonnes per…

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