The week in photos – Thirty Four.

Howdy from Saigon!

It’s been a great week here. I’m finally settled into the new place and I’m not relying as much on Google Maps anymore to get around! I had a couple of friends visiting from Australia so it was good to show them around to try some new places and things to eat for myself as well. I also had the chance to explore the city a little more in the afternoons and into the evening, so I’ve been walking plenty of miles. It’s been hit and miss trying to judge whether it’s going to rain or not but most times I’ve escaped a soaking by the afternoon and evening storms.

I’ve been on a semi-quest to find myself the best Banh Mi in Saigon. It’s nothing too formal or scientific, but I’ve been trying a new one each day and documenting it on Facebook each time. I’ll get around to writing a more comprehensive write up but in the meantime, check out the page for daily updates and reviews.

Next week I’m off to Chiang Mai again for Loy Krathong festivities. I’ve seen some photos from Yi Peng lantern festival put on for the locals last weekend and if the formal ones this week are half as good as that then I’ll be a happy chappy. After Chiang Mai, I’m off to Bangkok for a few more days to see friends and squeeze in a game of golf. It’s been a while between games so I’m looking forward to it. It’ll be my fourth visit to Bangkok in six months and is a place that grows on me with each visit I make. I can see myself one day spending more time there in the future.

Hope you enjoy this weeks photos and as usual, let me know which one is your favourite.

Jimmy

ho chi minh city river cruise

All river cruises should look like this.

fishing in saigon

“It doesn’t matter how you catch it” A satisfied man with his dinner for the evening.

bitexco saigon

Blobs of clouds descend on Saigon during sunset.

saigon traffic bitexco

Evening traffic on Khan Hoi Bridge

bitexco ho chi minh city

Taken from the Calmette Bridge in Saigon.

notre dame church ho chi minh city

Waiting patiently for mass to finish at the Notre Dame Basilica

sunset photography ho chi minh city

Not the greatest sunset from the Thu Thiem bridge.

bridge photography in ho chi minh city

Stuck around for a little longer on the Thu Thiem bridge to get some long exposure shots of the traffic.

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