Snapshot Story Sunday 1

Welcome to the first SNAPSHOT STORY SUNDAY link up.

Every travel snapshot has a story to tell and sometimes those stories get lost until you flip back through a photo album or digital folder full of your travel snapshots. Or worse… lost forever because you simply never shared them!

Every travel snapshot has a story to tell and sometimes those stories get lost until you flip back through a photo album or digital folder full of your travel snapshots. Or worse… lost forever because you simply never shared them!

Each week we will share one of our favourite travel photos (or even a series of related photos) with a great story to tell and share that story with our readers. It may be about a really awesome travel moment we had, a unique experience, or form part of a funny memory.

One of the best parts of travelling is having all those wonderful stories to tell so not only will we be sharing one of our family memories with you, we also want you to share one of your own by linking up a favourite photo and story to go with it.

Here is our first snapshot:

Coconut carrying in HCMC VIetnam

Back in 2014 we took a family holiday to Vietnam. This was our first holiday in Asia and previously not somewhere we had really thought too much about travelling to. However we are glad we did. Not only did we find a destination that was great for family travel (despite the craziness that comes with some parts of Vietnam), we also found a country we loved and will be glad to return to one day!

We kicked off our Vietnam vacation in Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon as it is otherwise known. This snapshot was taken on our third day, as we wandered along on our way to the War Museum.

Along the way we came across a coconut juice salesman. Coconut isn’t a huge love of mine but there are people everywhere ready to sell you a refreshing coconut juice right out of the shell.

On this occasion, the salesman offered up his ‘shop’ for want of a better word, to Simon to try. I have no doubt it was likely a sales tactic but it gave us some amusement as tourists to see Simon trialling a potential new profession for all of 60 seconds.

He was fairly quick to hand it back and admitted it was very heavy. Hard to imagine so many people in Vietnam and other countries around Asia make their living like this. The man was about half of Simon’s size (slight exaggeration), so the coconut rack was massive in comparison. But they do carry it across the shoulders which would be a little better than over a single shoulder like in our snapshot.

Makes me grateful that the heaviest thing I carry on a regular basis is a toddler… and even that is not so frequent now she’s nearing 3!

SNAPSHOT STORY SUNDAY LINK-UP

Welcome to #SnapshotStory Sunday. This is where YOU get to share the story behind your favourite snapshots. Think of it as an opportunity to give those favourite photos an opportunity to be the star!

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Here is how it works:

1. Add your post to the link up below – just one.
2. Ensure that you have your link added before the following Wednesday (link-up closes at 11:55PM AEST).
3. Share the #SnapshotStory badge on your post or a link back (Optional but appreciated)
4. Visit, comment on and share other linked up posts. Sharing is caring!
5. Spread the word for #SnapshotStory on social media.

As long as your post is related to travel in some way, even within your own city, feel free to link up. The main focus is telling the stories behind those snapshots!

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11 comments Add yours
  1. I love this idea! So many times I flick through my photos and find all those memories flooding back and the priceless stories to match! I’m off to search through my pics and find some fun stories! Look forward to linking up!
    Sally recently posted…The Power Of FictionMy Profile

    1. Haha we did a foodie tour our first full day & one of the things our guide taught us was walking across the street. You just walk and usually they go around you. I only panicked a couple of times 😉

  2. Hi Holly,
    Thanks for this opportunity to share. You are so right, so often we take a heap of photos – especially in this digital age – and we file them away and never look at them again. What a great way to share memories with everyone.
    Sam recently posted…Postcard greetingsMy Profile

    1. Glad to have you join in Sam. I’m even taking it a step further today and have been looking through the box of holiday memorabilia we have. So many good memories! Can’t half tell I’m ready for the next big trip!

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