14+ journey-worthy photos of Vietnamese daily life
Vietnam, less than forty years after the savagery and slaughter of war, is brimming with optimism. Todd Weselake, a travel photographer, focuses on what life is like today in this resilient country—a land of breathtaking natural beauty with a distinct heritage—in a series of images.
Text & photos by Todd Weselake
Vietnam greeted me with a flurry of beautiful smiles, exotic flavors, and exhilarating scooter rides. Rising from the devastation of the Vietnam War, the Vietnamese people have embraced tourism with grace and resilience to become one of the world’s fastest-growing emerging economies.
From the early morning food markets to the meals prepared by our homestay hosts, Vietnam provided the best food of any of the 30 countries I’ve visited. I was drawn in by some of the freshest, tastiest, and most unusual ingredients I’d ever tasted. My ten days there were jam-packed with authentic adventures and encounters with an enthralling and colorful culture.