The week in photos – Thirty Three.

Howdy from Saigon!

Welcome to another Saigon edition of the week in photos. It’s been a fairly slow week where I haven’t taken the camera out too often but I think it’s a good thing. Sometimes you just need to a break from it all and smell the roses. I’m actually enjoying my new digs in District 1 and there are some cool places around to eat out at. I’m still trying to get my head around directions but I’m slowly coming around to it.

I’ve been running most mornings now and it’s a good way of discovering the local area. There is such a buzz and hive of activity in the mornings and it’s a challenge focusing so that I don’t get hit by traffic or fall into the random holes in the pavement.

I caught up with some more cousins last weekend which was great. I swear it looks and feels like they haven’t aged one bit. I’ve started the initial planning on a new project as well as timings on when I’ll make some weekend trips, possibly starting with the Mekong Delta. Have any of you been there? Would love to hear your tips. I’ve also have some friends from Australia dropping by so it will be good to see some familiar faces. Apart from that and the usual dodging of questions about why I should get married to a Vietnamese woman, it’s a pretty cruisy week.

Hope you have a great weekend and as usual, let me know which photo you like the most.


saigon post office

A painting inside the Saigon Central Post Office map of Southern Vietnam and Cambodia titled ‘Lignes telegraphiques du Sud Vietnam et Cambodge 1892′ which translates to ‘Telegraphic lines of Southern Vietnam and Cambodia 1892.

central post office saigon

Completed in 1891, the Saigon Central Post Office was designed by French architect, Gustave Eiffel.

saigon notre dame basillica

Across the road from the Saigon Central Post Office is the Notre Dame Cathedral.


Perhaps I should stick with my day job (If I had one).


Dried squid at the Ba Chieu Markets. I’ve been eating alot of this. It’s best with a cold beer.

frog meat at markets

A stall owner preparing frogs for sale. I too have been eating a lot of these. I would go as far as saying that frog meat is my new meat of the month.

saigon rivers

Coconut delivery as I walked home from the markets over “Stink River”

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The week in photos – Thirty Three. — 4 Comments

  1. Sounds like you’re settling into HCM. I like the pic of the dried squid best. They look so creative, like a textile you could hang somewhere! :)

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