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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — June 2007

June 26th, 2007


I’ve been to Ho Chi Minh City before [] but didn’t get good many good photos. This time I was on a business trip and had less than 6 hours to wonder around and take photos. However, I think I have better shots this time. Funny.

Since I only had a few hours of free time when it was not raining and since my hotel was right downtown by the opera house I could walk to the central market and to the Saigon River ferry terminal. Most of the shots were taken on those walks — and in the central market. The remaining shots were taken in and around the Chinatown Market across town. I did not visit Chinatown on my previous trip so I took a cab there and back this time. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to find any of the many temples and such near Chinatown. Oh well next time.

I also managed to find the same Bia Hoi place that Candice and I drank at on the last trip. I took the guys I was working with there for an ‘authentic Vietnamese experience’ and again it did not disappoint. At least this time I was not the only white guy there — all three of the people I was with were in the same boat.

Anyway. Even though I did not take a lot of photos I am quite happy with the quality of the ones I did take. Next time though I hope I get to go to Hanoi. HCMC is interesting but I’d rather spent my time exploring new places than revisiting the old… at least for now.

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