VietNamNet Bridge – eBookers.com, a prestigious Europe-based travel website, has curated a selection of international myths and legends alongside stunning hand-drawn illustrations to give readers a glimpse into the variety of cultures in the world. One of the stories is the famous tale of Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Wanderlust Storybook is a new interactive piece which explores six international folktales including the Legend of Hoan Kiem Lake. Original retellings and beautiful illustrations are accompanied by cultural background and local information. This is an online collection of stories published by eBookers.com in January 2015. The illustrations were done by Orhan Ata and the retellings were done by Conrad Bird.
The Wanderlust storybook has been produced in order to inspire people to travel with cultural awareness; exploring locations based on cultural heritage and folklore is a great way to experience the places we visit. eBookers encourages those who travel to Hanoi to visit the Hoan Kiem Lake.
Conrad Bird grew up in the North Yorkshire Moors where he was educated by a community of Benedictine monks. He attended Warwick University where he received a 1st Class degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. Now he is a freelance writer and musician in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. His work is rooted in the physical here and now of the Northeast landscape and the mysticism of myth and legend – inspired by his Benedictine education and a deep love of folklore.
Orhan Ata was born in Balikesir, Turkey in 1989. He studied Graphic Design in Fine Arts Faculty of Marmara University and graduated in 2013. He works as a graphic designer and illustrator and lives in Istanbul. Studying mostly painting until 2008, Orhan Ata tried to enhance the skills of using different techniques like drawing, oil paint, ink and watercolor. Orhan Ata is a freelance illustrator for companies.
You can read the tale of Hoan Kiem Lake here: http://www.ebookers.com/travel-blog/folklore/.