I’ve spent a few days in Ho Chi Minh city. I have to admit I was not expecting Vietnam to look anything like what I experienced.
HCM is a city that has been turned into a European/American tourist destination. Hotels, restaurants and food/handcraft markets are behind each corner of the central district, a strong contrast compared to the outer areas of the city.
In order to avoid a single post with tons of pictures, I’ll upload images over the course of a few days, trying to sort them out by theme/location. Meanwhile, feel free to check out my Flickr page for the whole set: https://www.flickr.com/photos/107755637@N06/
It was definitely a surprising trip for me, I was not expecting Vietnam to be like that at all. To be fair though, i’ve only been to HCM city, which is apparently the most European styled/tourist location in the whole country. On my next trip I’ll make sure to visit the center/north of the country, to hopefully get a more “traditional” look of what it looks like.
While I’ve had a great trip and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay there, I’m more interested in the traditional look and feel of a country when I visit it for the first time, so being surrounded by 80+% of people who are either from Europe or America is slightly off putting.
All images were shot with Olympus E-M10mkII (and several lenses).
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