I've just come back from SAIGON, or Ho Chin Minh City, Vietnam The local people call their city Saigon, doesn't matter what it says in the government records. Our team spent 4 days there and I've some of the pics I shot with my phonecam. Saigon is a place that throbs with energy with thousands of motorbikes swarming across the city like shoals of fishes, weaving in and out of roundabouts and streets, beeping continously. If you think driving is hard in Kuala Lumpur, you will defnitely NOT DRIVE in Saigon.
What's good about SAIGON? Vietnamese Coffee, Streetside Beef Noodle, Baguet with ham and eggs... and the people of Saigon.
The people of Saigon are simple, down to earth and always ready with a smile. With the rapid development and pursuit of material wealth, the simple, genuine smile will be gone in a few years. Just like ours.
The XiMnet team @ Red Church, SAIGON, minus photographer, Andrew.
Flo in the postoffice, SAIGON.
I think Deb saw something in this temple...
The tourist trying the Viet Cong thing...
Andrew the Viet Cong.
Frenetic Saigon at night, like a person after one coffee too many.
Hui Sheng fiddling with cam in cool Viet cafe
The man with the golden cam...
Deb and Lynn doing the Japanese thing.
Deb chowing Beef noodle on the streets of Saigon.
Office workers having breakfast in front of the spanking new Citibank building. Maybank is in the same place.
Rowing the sampan along the Mekong tributary into the big river.
More pics in my Facebook.