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Ho Chi Minh City in Photos

Basket bike in Saigon
Whenever I get the urge to complain about my lack of space in the US, I remember the efficiently packed tight way that almost everyone else in the world lives. For instance, SE Asians are the masters of balancing their wares on bicycles. They also manage to make a utilitarian functional effort look very artistic.
Banh Mi in Ho Chi Minh City
The term Banh Mi actually refers only to the bread, a light airy white baguette brought to Vietnam by French colonists. But colloquially, a banh mi is a sandwich with any number of fillings. This lady stuffed her banh mi with grilled pork patties, fresh crispy cucumber and cilantro and pickled carrots. After she squirted siracha sauce on top she charged 18,000 dong, which sounds like a mind-blowing amount until you do some tricky conversion math and realize it's about 86 cents. Bon Appetit!
Banh Mi in Ho Chi Minh City Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam

The Real Fantasia
Okay, I'll admit, I took this photo because I truly thought that I couldn't possibly describe to my friends how 'picture perfect' the parks in Ho Chi Mihn city actually are. I mean really, look at this place. It looks like a scene from Fantasia, but it's real! Impeccably kept foliage, dazzlingly fiery flowers, a flying dolphin, and perfect lighting. You can actually hear children singing when you visit. The funny thing is that the city is full of parks and town squares that are all this incredibly enchanting. I walked most of them, and as beautiful as they all are, they never, ever get old. Kinda makes you feel like a kid again.
The Real Fantasia Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam

Night Market
Nothing better than the Night Food Market in Ho Chi MinH City, Vietnam.
A blast of colors and flavors. People are pulling plastic chairs to the streets, grab a bowl and eat great local food.

Not to Miss
Night Market  Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam

Fast Food on the Go
Motorists and pedestrians can grab a happy meal, Saigon-style, on the go from street food vendors, like this one on a bike, serving noodle dishes and fresh coconut juice.

You'll find street food vendors on almost every corner.

Street food tip in Vietnam: If you buy a mango from a street food vendor, don't forget to pick up a packet of chili salt (muoi ot), a seasoning that goes wonderfully with mango. A pinch of it enhances the flavors.

Fast Food on the Go Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam

Street Food
One of the great experiences in Saigon is the abundance of very good street food. Better than a food truck and more tasty than several higher end restaurants. These street food vendors offer a great meal for only a few dong.
Street Food Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam

341 Cao Đạt, Phường 1, Quận 5, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
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