It was my last day in Nam Du island, and I was sitting on the pebble beach by myself, contemplating the landscape and enjoying the sea breeze. Then this local little girl came and joined me, sharing the view with me and playing with the pebble stones. And I began a small conversation with her, asking her name, age.. etc. The unexpected meeting went smoothly and became cordial. Finally, I took a few photos of her and promised to send it to her. The problem was that residents of this small islet did’t have any address. I had to make a return trip to the island to give photos to the locals who I took photos.

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I’d to go back a bit to talk about the island at that time. The island was only about 120km from the mainland just like Phu Quoc island, but it was overlooked by both tourists and local goverment, and along with inadequate development and lack of transportation made this island isolated from the rest of the province. At that time, being the only tourist in the island would draw a lot of attention, especially with a camera on your neck, local children followed me around the island and showed me where to visit. Adult locals, most of them were fishermen, were happy to offer me freshly caugh fish for free. And having grilled fish for lunch on a powder like sandy beach made my trip unforgettable.


I still travel to remote and isolated areas in Vietnam. Everytime I take photo of someone, I will send them back or give in person when I return because I believe that memories are priceless and photos are a precious gift that could evoke one’s memory.
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Nam Du Island (then)

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