February 22, 2011
Those of you with fond memories of The Love Boat might think that sea travel is a pretty glamorous affair. We don’t deny that it can be -- especially if you’ve got the coin -- but we also think this belief, like others taken from travel magazines and sitcoms, ignores a few everyday realities. Personal boats are a way of life for millions across the globe. That’s why two of our photographers, this week, took shots of more humble voyages. Our Photos of the Week are rigging up the mast.
In old towns in Europe, travelers will often see clotheslines crisscrossing narrow alleys. In Vietnam, it’s much more efficient (and scenic) to string up your clothes on a boat. Member tammyhayano took an unforgettable picture of a skiff with practical appeal. Its reflection only adds to the charm.
Nofootprint is showing a lot of confidence when she calls her photo “a perfect scene.” That said, we can’t help but agree -- the image of a father and son walking between rows of boats is about as idyllic as a picture can get. If you want to be the Norman Rockwell of south Asia, nofootprint, you’re off to a pretty good start.
More South Asian Adventures on IgoUgo
Where to Eat in Vietnam
Things to Do in Thailand
Photos of Myanmar
Posted by tdbeckwith (Thomas Beckwith)