This is a longer flight around the central part of Long Khanh in Dong Nai, Vietnam where my wife’s from. It was shot in December 2015 on my DJI Phantom 3 Professional and edited in DaVinci Resolve 12. The flight itself was set up using Litchi on my Nexus 9 tablet.
The skin is soft, as is the hair. You can peel it with your fingers very easily. Inside is the flesh of the fruit itself, which is a translucent white. It looks very much like a large longan. In fact, there is a variety of ramubtans in Vietnam called “chom chom nhan” which literally translates as longan rambutans. Here’s what it looks like inside:
The fruit itself is sweet but not overly juicy. There’s a big single seed inside, the out layer of which will oftentimes stick to the flesh of the fruit as you’re eating it. If you’ve never had rambutans before, I suggest heading down to your local Asian supermarket and see if they have any fresh ones available. Some of them in the bigger Asian communities do. The canned variety in light sugary syrup does not do the fruit justice.
Over the next few weeks I’ll post more of my thoughts on Vietnam but for now enjoy the photos!