Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reporter Hélène Franchineau has a passion for telling stories through videos and photos. During a brief trip to Vietnam last spring, Franchineau made her way to the Mekong Delta.
A four-hour bus ride to the countryside outside of Can Tho brought her closer to the Mekong River and its floating markets. She started her journey at dawn to catch the market at its busiest time and avoid tourists. Mangoes, pineapples, hot tea and coffee and Vietnamese-style hats were among the popular items at these markets.
Her journey also led her to try Vietnamese delicacies at local markets.
"The people were so nice, [they] did not really mind having their picture taken," the photographer told Asia Blog.