1/17/13


Mike and I spent a day in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). I know that's not really long enough to get a feel for the city, but it's just what worked best for our trip. HCMC was a bustling place, and I honestly found it a bit overwhelming. Crossing the street as hundreds of motorcycles and scooters whipped past was no easy feat (Mike enjoyed the challenge immensely!).

We were happy to stumble upon two neat shops during our brief stay:
1. Artbook - a very cool bookstore with a nice selection of art as well. We picked up a photograph and a neat calendar there. 

2. L'usine - a hip little shop/restaurant. We had some lasagna there which was a nice break from typical Asian cuisine! :)

27 comments:

  1. Cool photos! I'm looking at that guy holding all those flowers on his scooter and thinking that is not going to end well...

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    1. ha! yes. that'd be so sad to see...

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  2. pretty! love that first one. i've always wanted to go to ho chi minh.

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  3. So colorful and bright :) i like your pictures :)

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  4. So beautiful! I love all the colors!

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  5. all i remember about saigon was the fruit and being overwhelmed too haha

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  6. this place looks so colourful! i love the first picture of the oranges. are you disappointed that you didnt' have longer?

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    1. hmm! well, if we had been there longer, we would've done a day trip out to the mekong delta. that would've been neat. there wasn't anything else in HCMC i was dying to see, but i'm sure there are all sorts of diamond in the ruff kind of spots to check out. there were other places in vietnam we wanted to see more of (like hoi an - coming up next!), so we prioritized with those places.

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  7. Janis! These travel photos are absolute perfection. Love love love! :)

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  8. Beautiful pics as ever!
    I remember trying to cross those crazy roads in Vietnam~ you just had to kind of walk straight into the traffic and let it go around you,I nearly had a heart attack every time

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  9. Wow. Gorgeous color palette in these photos.

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  10. amazing pictures! I love all the colors - especially the fruit! also, you have an amazing blog - so glad I stumbled upon it! excited to follow!

    Saralyn

    you can find mine at . . .

    www.studiomaisonblog.us

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  11. As always, beautiful pictures. Looking forward to more :)

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  12. What gorgeous pictures. I've always wanted to go there.
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  13. I love these pictures! It's a shame you couldn't stay longer but for me, Vietnam is a country I'd love to visit multiple times. Especially Hoi An. Saigon was great, but Hoi An rocked!

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  14. I was there 2 weeks ago and checked out both spots you mentioned - loved them both! x

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  15. I'm taking careful notes we just started planning our honeymoon to Vietnam for later this year and your beautiful pictures are making me even more excited.

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  16. Your photos are amazing, it looks like a great place :)

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  17. so funny|i've been at the exact same places as you did. i also have very similar photos!!! and loved your shots!!

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  18. I love all your pictures. It makes me even more excited for my trip in June. Can't wait to visit my motherland :)

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  19. Just found your blog today. So glad I did because you're feeding some of my wanderlust. Absolutely love your photos. Hopefully I'll be traveling and not just reading about yours soon! :)

    In the meantime...I'll be back, ha.

    http://hennablossom.com/

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