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
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)
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.)
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)
Ah, Chi Oanh’s lacquer art studio, one of my absolute favorite spaces in Hue, Vietnam. Of all the places I’ve lived in the world, this place probably had the highest concentrations of magic and natural beauty.
An unforgettable sunrise at the beach with my kids.
[“Toi hom qua anh di bo o ngoai bai bien, nhin thay mot ngoi sao bang, va nho lai thoi gian cua anh va cac em o ngoai bien thap Cham. Neu anh co the co bat cu suc manh sieu nhan nao tren the gioi, anh mong uoc anh co the la o hai noi cung mot luc.”]