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My Vietnam life isn’t complete until I’m back on this beast of a #motorbike. <3 #vietnam #vscocam #vsco  (at Hue, Vietnam)

My Vietnam life isn’t complete until I’m back on this beast of a #motorbike. <3 #vietnam #vscocam #vsco (at Hue, Vietnam)

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Every day this month, I get to wake up, cross the street, and greet this lovely #Hue scene. (And soon we&#8217;re going to get those #Vietnamese red plastic chairs and tables for our own morning #cafe setup&#8230;) 

It&#8217;s no wonder my heart keeps bringing me back to Hue. &lt;3

#vietnam #travel #vscocam #vsco (at Hue, Vietnam)

Every day this month, I get to wake up, cross the street, and greet this lovely #Hue scene. (And soon we’re going to get those #Vietnamese red plastic chairs and tables for our own morning #cafe setup…)

It’s no wonder my heart keeps bringing me back to Hue. <3

#vietnam #travel #vscocam #vsco (at Hue, Vietnam)

Tagged with:  #hue  #vscocam  #vietnamese  #travel  #vsco  #vietnam  #cafe
First night in Hue, and it&#8217;s movie night with the boys. I&#8217;m happy. &lt;3 (at Hue, Vietnam)

First night in Hue, and it’s movie night with the boys. I’m happy. <3 (at Hue, Vietnam)

Bye, #Saigon, and your beautiful buildings. See you soon, Hue. &lt;3 #vietnam #travel #vsco #vscocam  (at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

Bye, #Saigon, and your beautiful buildings. See you soon, Hue. <3 #vietnam #travel #vsco #vscocam (at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

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Found this creepy, nearly finished, yet abandoned row of mansions out in District 2. Apparently, it&#8217;s pretty common to find desolate housing developments like this, where the builders ran out of money or lost the land to the State. I wanted to take a portrait of Dung here, but he refused because he thought these mansions were full of spirits and that it would be a bad omen.  (at District 2)

Found this creepy, nearly finished, yet abandoned row of mansions out in District 2. Apparently, it’s pretty common to find desolate housing developments like this, where the builders ran out of money or lost the land to the State. I wanted to take a portrait of Dung here, but he refused because he thought these mansions were full of spirits and that it would be a bad omen. (at District 2)

Some of my favorite scenes from today&#8217;s #Saigon #motorbike adventures (near #Cholon, the Chinese-Vietnamese area). #vietnam #travel  (at Chợ Lớn)

Some of my favorite scenes from today’s #Saigon #motorbike adventures (near #Cholon, the Chinese-Vietnamese area). #vietnam #travel (at Chợ Lớn)

Tagged with:  #saigon  #travel  #vietnam  #motorbike  #cholon
Rode on the back of Dung&#8217;s motorbike all day through districts 1, 2, 3, &amp; 5. These are some of my favorite scenes from today&#8217;s Saigon adventures. &lt;3 (1/2) #saigon #vietnam #traffic #travel  (at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

Rode on the back of Dung’s motorbike all day through districts 1, 2, 3, & 5. These are some of my favorite scenes from today’s Saigon adventures. <3 (1/2) #saigon #vietnam #traffic #travel (at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

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Always such a serendipitous reunion with my best Saigonese friend, Dung (we only just found out this morning that we were both here!) 

So what was the first thing we did today? Why, go karaoke machine shopping for his family. Naturally. #saigon #vietnam #travel #karaoke  (at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

Always such a serendipitous reunion with my best Saigonese friend, Dung (we only just found out this morning that we were both here!)

So what was the first thing we did today? Why, go karaoke machine shopping for his family. Naturally. #saigon #vietnam #travel #karaoke (at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

Tagged with:  #saigon  #travel  #vietnam  #karaoke
One of my favorite things about #Saigon #Vietnam is its sub-culture of &#8216;indie&#8217; cafes. There are seriously thousands of independent #coffee shops here that are hidden down narrow alleyways, tucked away in forgotten colonial villas, or concealed in dilapidated old apartment buildings- making it a really fun place to go &#8220;cafe hunting.&#8221; 

What I love most about this indie #cafe culture is that the cafes focus as much on their #environment as they do on their coffee (the level of detail in these cafes is astounding.) And yeah, let&#8217;s face it- I&#8217;m also just a sucker for themed environments (especially when they come with a #puppy.)  

Oh, Vietnam oi la Vietnam. &lt;3 (at Things Cafe)

One of my favorite things about #Saigon #Vietnam is its sub-culture of ‘indie’ cafes. There are seriously thousands of independent #coffee shops here that are hidden down narrow alleyways, tucked away in forgotten colonial villas, or concealed in dilapidated old apartment buildings- making it a really fun place to go “cafe hunting.”

What I love most about this indie #cafe culture is that the cafes focus as much on their #environment as they do on their coffee (the level of detail in these cafes is astounding.) And yeah, let’s face it- I’m also just a sucker for themed environments (especially when they come with a #puppy.)

Oh, Vietnam oi la Vietnam. <3 (at Things Cafe)

Tagged with:  #saigon  #coffee  #puppy  #environment  #vietnam  #cafe
I&#8217;ve gotten so much done this morning (i.e. I&#8217;ve had three breakfasts and two Vietnamese coffees before 9am. Oops?) This lady had some of the most creative bún riêu (crab, tomato, tamarind noodle soup) I&#8217;ve ever had, and she charged me $0.75 USD for a bowl of it. What a morning. #saigon #vietnam #vietnamesefood #bunrieu (at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

I’ve gotten so much done this morning (i.e. I’ve had three breakfasts and two Vietnamese coffees before 9am. Oops?) This lady had some of the most creative bún riêu (crab, tomato, tamarind noodle soup) I’ve ever had, and she charged me $0.75 USD for a bowl of it. What a morning. #saigon #vietnam #vietnamesefood #bunrieu (at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

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