I AM: Sofia Alexandra Nebiolo, 21 (of SUPERTRAMPIN') HOME: Brooklyn, NYI'M CURRENTLY: Finishing my studies in Paris and working as a freelance journalist.
I DIG: Photography, Style, Smoothies, Travel.
WHAT: My boyfriend, his parents and I decided to take a trip to this beautiful country! The influence of their French heritage and my American heritage on Vietnam made for an interesting exploration.
WHY: Why not?
WHEN: February/March 2012
WEATHER: Rainy and cold in the North, Hot Hot Hot in the South
TRIP TUNES: Egyptian Shumba by the Tammys
TRIP THREADS: A colorful camouflage poncho I picked up in Japan and a fruit patterned bathing suit by Stella McCartney!
CAN'T FORGET EVEN IF I TRIED: Cruising through the Mekong Delta in a small wooden canoe wearing traditional Vietnamese triangle hats!
NEXT STOP: Copenhagen
RELAXATION SPOT: The beaches of Mui Ne, a four-hour bus ride from Ho Chi Minh City. The eco-friendly hotel Mia provided beach side lodging, giant cushions on the sand and fresh fruit every morning!MEAL: The Banh Mi Sandwich! The most delicious sandwich from a street cart in Hoi An because in Vietnam it is all about street food. Quan An Ngon in Ho Chi Minh City. Set in an open colonial style building the restaurant is lined with different local street food, the barbequed clams are a must!
DRINK: Lemon Juice
ADVENTURE: Hiking through the mountains and waterfalls in the Sapa, a village in the North. We meet young girls from these old farming villages that followed us hiking the entire day! Exploring the UNESCO Heritage Site, Halong Bay and the floating fisherman villages on the water!
SLEEP/LACK OF SLEEP: The overnight train ride from Hanoi to Sapa. The rickety old train swung from side to side; needless to say I didn't get much sleep
(All photos were shot by Sofia Nebiolo with the following cameras: Leica Z2X, Portra Film and a Canon 60 D.)