Contemporer Life In Saigon

Saigon or we know as Ho Chi Minh has been one of massive city in southeast Asia. People, culture, mobilization, and when I say anything about Vietnam ; maybe you’ll remember first thing aout the crazy motorbike experience. And hell it is true! The road in Vietnam, especially this hectic Saigon can drive you insane..

camera and motorbike = blured pic

camera and motorbike = blured pic

I had a quickie trip there like 3 days before heading further to northern Vietnam and it’s quite a big impression to give me a bit of glimpse on Vietnamese life. Like typical asian country where everything always family oriented, no wonder people can live in such huge family members in one housing. And since Saigon is the capital of Vietnam – like another metropolitan city – Saigon divided into few areas measured by the how rich you are. One area looks like a new modern area with those minimalist and hi-tech buildings, while another area looks quite deserted and some still with its odd-fashioned style. Thus, people still on their motorbike tho..

Compared with another country, I can say people are very laid-back. You can find any people sitting on their bench in front of their home and sipping a cold ice-coffee and chatted with people around them ; or even enjoying yummy seafood on the street vendor! I didn’t really find the feeling of being rush on them, whilst they choose to spare and insisted themself to have a relax time even on their busy (or free) time. They know how to be happy!

 

bar guys

bar guys

Pham Ngu Lao area

Pham Ngu Lao area

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Me using Ao Dai

 

ah!! Love hotel is very cheap there lol.. passed some when I strolled around the city and wondered what kind of road I’ve walked in as I saw so many bright banners wwritten prices for something. Then I asked people around and they said that’s the price for a night staying and do bang-bang.. muhahahha… They used bang-bang word!!! lol….

While the touristic area fulled with hostels, bars, and people on the street ; I found local people got used to mingle with foreigners. And funny I moticed all the tourist services works with the other services to help the selling ; sure they got something like commision. While in Indonesia it might be works like individually bussiness (maybe??).

Thus, I had such a jolly time in Saigon! I did experienced this hectic city and the life inside as well ; instead the main tourist attraction only.. Highlight of my trip in Vietnam (yet!).

motorbike paradise

motorbike paradise

coffee siesta

coffee siesta

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