The Far East -Saigon, Vietnam

Vietnam was vastly different to Thailand, far less sophisticated. We were told that Saigon has a population of 5 million and they own over 3 million motorbikes, consequently crossing the road is a nightmare....just close your eyes and go for it. We were fortunate in being there just before Chinese New Year, and saw many of the events and celebrations organised by the large Chinese Community.  In addition to Saigon we spent a week at a beach resort, a bit remote but beautiful. Despite it now being called Ho Chi Min City, all the locals still refer it to Saigon.

Link to Chinese Lion Dance sequence, link to second sequence


Grand Hotel Saigon
Flowers at Saigon Flower Market
Orchids at the Flower Market
Market Day Vietnamese style
Market day Vietnamese style
Lion in Flowers
Chinese Lion Dance in Saigon
Chinese Drummers
Chinese New Year Drummers in Saigon
Chinese New Year Lion Dancers
Chinese New Year Lion Dancers
Fully loaded
Fully Loaded, or almost
On the move!
Moving House, Saigon style
Rest at last

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