Ho Chi Minh City

me and students
One of these Vietnamese students is a bald middle aged Irish bloke. Can you spot him?

6 days in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  Or Saigon as everyone still seems to call it.
And it’s shorter to say.  And type.
It was my first visit to Vietnam and won’t be my last.  Very friendly people, great food and yoga and fitness in the public parks with pensioners at 6am.   It’s hot, noisy but fun.  And a delight to photograph.

Kit:  Canon 5D, 50mm 85mm and 70-300mm lenses

Markets

hatgirl
This girl was intent on selling me a hat.  She succeeded.
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Market seller, Mekong river
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Fish Heads.

Traffic
Definite motorcycle culture here. When crossing the road it should be noted that traffic never stops,  it just seems to avoid hitting you. There is a definite knack to crossing roads – I just always got close to a local. Seemed to work.

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Lights, lanes and yellow boxes seem so… European
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The last parking space in Saigon
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More Motorcycles
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Family Moped

Messin’ on the Mekong

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The Lonesome Boatman
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My boat lady
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View from the river

Nice Vietnamese People

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A Quality Smile
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Folk Musician
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Buy some food and ask nicely for a photo
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Coffee Shop Sad Alien

 

Also – when in Asia, take a selfie.
selfie

More photos on the Flickr.