Photo Reflections: Ho Chi Minh City

This will be the last post of our travels in Asia.

After visiting Saigon, Jason went back to the United States and I, well, I went to where I am now: Phnom Penh. There are a lot of pictures here in this post, and a lot are missing. I decided to cut two corners: one, instead of separating the experiences like the previous posts, I decided to play it lazy and post the entire batch in one go. Likewise, I cut the rotation corner and decided to not take the time to rotate all the pictures that WordPress screws up. So there are some images you won’t see, but that’s okay–there are plenty you will see.

Saigon is a place like no other. Like Phnom Penh, the streets are dominated by motos and vendors of all kinds. Unlike Phnom Penh, the roads are huge, the buildings considerably consistent in being taller, and the city as a hole is just, well, bigger. The food in the city is pretty damn good, too. And the culture is much different. Despite the Vietnamese government culture, the city feels rebellious and cool. Cool in one traditional sense of the word. In addition to exploring the many sites of the city, we got the chance to hangout with some amazing locals. At the end of the journey through this metropolis, we felt calm, collected, and ready for the next steps in our lives.

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At the Cheeky Monkey:

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Hanging out with Boorin and her friend:

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The Post Office:

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In the Vincom Center arcade:

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“Confirmed to the Honey shop style.” Below: the only Starbucks in the city.

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“Unlimited serving of 12 juicy succulent BBQ meat cut.” Below: 71 Saloon.

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Out with Huong and family!

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Jason’s favorite beer:

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“Ego expression character.”

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The Bitexco Tower:

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And so that wraps up the photo reflection. I suppose I owe readers some general comments on my time traveling around. Not only my readers, but myself too. I can promise I’ll be posting something descriptive soon. And then what? Then, let the writing about life in Cambodia commence! Until then, you can check out my library blog for some updates on my internship experience.

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