Monday, 30 November 2015

Hangout Coffee - Pre-opening Night

When I decided to leave London and my job there to move to Vietnam without having a job or anything lined up, people thought I was crazy. Their opinion didn't improve when my only plan was to see how tings go and maybe open a coffee shop and teach some English.

Now just over 4 months later, I'm teaching English full time and this is the night before my coffee shop is officially opening.

Sometimes it's good to just go for something and do it even if people don't agree with your idea. It might turn out to be a bad idea or it might work out but you never know without trying.

There have been problems along the way and the small coffee shop idea has become a big 3 floor coffee shop, bar and live music venue. The result of all this is Hangout Coffee in Hue, Vietnam.

Now the question is how good or bad will it be once it's open but if you never go into anything with the intention of getting rich but of enjoying the experience and learn something in the process it will be difficult to be disappointed.

Thursday, 19 November 2015


GR, f2.8, 1,125, ISO 4500, RAW

Everyone is looking for an exit or a way out at times. Sometimes the way out is illuminated and sometimes it's more difficult to find but its always worth taking the time to find the way out of anything that's holding one back or trapped.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

In the Middle of It

TG-4, f4.9, 1/125, ISO 800, RAW
You realise you live in a very small city when a fight at a wedding creates a traffic jam and calls in the police to break it up. It's nice to see that the police doesn't get involved too much and is there more to make sure it doesn't get completely out of hand but stay out most of it.
The traffic police who were called in later to solve the chaos on the street were great, they just turned the traffic light off and went away so letting the traffic sort itself out naturally.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Rush Hour at Richy's

TG-4, f4.5, 1/320, ISO 3200, RAW
This is maybe not the best photo, so this location needs revisiting during rush hour but with a slightly more capable camera for the task at hand and more time.