11 Memories of Vibrant Vietnam

These are the images I think capture what I think is charmingly unique about Ho Chi Minh City.

1. The colourful balloons on a stick, for Tet

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2. Fashionable Teenaged Girls

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3. Carefree Children who could play just anywhere.

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4. The cool cabbie with the suit that matched his cab.

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5. The beautiful impossibly petite and willowy women in their Ao Dai

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

6. Vendors with the vietnamese conical shaped hat.

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7. Families on motor bikes

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8. The thick, dangerous looking, looping, black cables.

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9. The Vietnam flag everywhere.

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10. People setting up shop, without the need for an actual shop.  Just little stools or tables were enough.

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

11. Handbags out of soda cans

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Blogging about my daily life in Singapore helps with my mid life crisis.
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10 Responses to 11 Memories of Vibrant Vietnam

  1. i love these photos of vietnam! although i (personally) disagree with the flag ones as it is still the communist flag. it’s so unfortunate that the people and country are still ruled by communism. :-/

  2. jannatwrites says:

    I loved the photos. You’re right…those power lines did look like a scary, tangled mess! The handbags made out of soda cans were interesting. I haven’t seen them before. Thanks for sharing your pictures!

  3. Kaho says:

    Those are so good!!!! They took me back to my memories of our trip in Vietnam. Aren’t those cables looking dangerous? I kept thinking, what if one part of the wires gets cut off by someone, how are they going to fix them? Seeing many red flags definitely made me realize where we were. The photo of a family on a bike is awesome! I love the purses made out of cans! I didn’t see them when we were there. Very cool!

    • bookjunkie says:

      I saw two little stalls selling handbags, purses and caps made out of mostly 7-Up cans 🙂 It’s so lovely to share our different travel memories. It just enhances the whole experience for me. I love it when I learn something new on holiday. I always yearn to see things that are completely different from what I am used to in Singapore.

      When I squeezed by an area with low hanging loose cables I wondered if I would get electrocuted…yes, quite scary.

  4. Crystal says:

    How gorgeous.

    It’s funny how culture can influence you. One of the things that always strikes me as odd in Singapore is the lack of phone/power lines above ground. Even in the US, they’re everywhere, although not quite as tangled as those appear to be.

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