a Taste of Vietnam
by Donna Racheal
About the Book
Hanoi, with a population of approx. 4 million people, is 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! Or 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! Take a 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. 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, producing natural health care products for pets. I am fortunate to have set up permanent home in Victoria amongst the breath-taking beauty that is the Yarra Valley with my beloved animals.