SE Asia ~ An Artist’s Palette by Lynne Mayhew

In three words I can describe SE Asia. It is an artist’s palette. A profusion of color, shapes, sizes and textures, found in and on the streets and allies of Hanoi, Saigon, Phnom Penn or the endless green paddies of rice ready to be harvested throughout the countryside of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.

Halong Bay

Halong Bay (click to enlarge)

The palette becomes serene, yet surreal as we gently glide through the pristine waters of Halong Bay in a Chinese Junk, made of teak. We are mesmerized by the giant limestone karsts jutting out of the water. Lush, green tropical vegetation cling precariously to the grains of earth that have settled in its crags. Declared a United Nations World Heritage Site in 1994, more than 2000 islands dot the seascape with their wind-carved grottoes while some have caves or a sandy beach.   { read on….}

S E Asia ~ An Artist’s Palette by Lynne Mayhew
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