Hey there! My name is Hanh Lam (Lam Duc Hanh as in Vietnamese). I am a young Vietnamese woman with a passion for development work and social change, a desire to explore the world and a love for storytelling.
At 20, I dropped out of university and have been pursuing my own path ever since. For a few years, I worked on various development projects in Vietnam and India.
I really enjoy working on a grassroots level as I am able to work closely with local communities and get to know them on a personal level. I have been so fortunate to have met and worked with so many inspiring people from all walks of life, who have changed my perspective on things and shaped who I am.
Currently, I am a freelancer working on various projects remotely. This gives me the freedom and flexibility to travel and work on personal projects as well as pursue other interests.
As hobbies, I enjoy taking pictures, playing music, reading, writing, meditating. In person, I am very loud :) but I can be very quiet at times. I am tiny but I get super hyperactive sometimes, and I am a feminist!
About this website
I created this website as a personal platform where I can share my thoughts on community development, traveling and life as well as showcase my photographic work; it is also a way for me to reflect on what I have learned and experienced.
Under Sustainable Development, my posts will be mostly focusing on Sustainable Development on a grassroots level with the aim to raise awareness of global issues but inspire local actions from individuals.
On The Road is all about my own experience, reflections, and stories while I am on the road. I am not going to write about tourist attractions or review hotels, restaurants, etc. Instead, I will focus on sustainable tourism and the benefits of traveling. I hope to motivate more people to travel and promote responsible traveling.
With A Mindful Life, I hope to inspire people to live different, more mindfully and meaningfully through writings on Zen, consciousness and topics alike.
Photography is where you will find my photographic projects, from landscapes of places I have been to, to portraits of people I have met, to still life shots of beautiful little things in my life.
I hope you find something interesting or inspiring here. This is not just a collection of my writing and photos, a display of my thoughts and reflections but also a place where I express my opinions about things that matter to me.
Debates and discussions are more than welcome. Feel free to comment, share, tweet to me (@lamduchanh). You can also subscribe to receive updates on my latest posts or drop me a line here: