With a population of approx. 4 million people, Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam. Famous for its beautiful lakes, shaded boulewards, verdant public parks and its thriving old town centre - an architectural museum piece with blocks of ochre building retaining an air of the 1930s provincial French town. And then there's the scooters! The evocative old quarter is a great place to sample bia hoi (freshly brewed draught beer) in a microbar or drop into a cafe to taste the coffee Vietnamese sytle - very sweet! Stroll around the beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake to help soothe the challenge of trying to cross the roads of never-ending traffic!
New Zealand born, I have always held a passion for animals from an early age. After moving to Melbourne in the late '80's, I began to pursue my photographic career specialising in both domestic & wild species. Recently I travelled to Borneo, where I came in close contact with some amazing animals - including the beloved Orangutans. To date I have self-published a series of books on Australian Wildlife, as well as children's stories. I currently run my own business, hand producing naturally healthy treats & chemical-free health care products for pets. I am fortunate to have set up permanent home in Victoria amongst the breath-taking beauty that is the Dandenong Ranges with my beloved animals.