"HCMC or Saigon." Ho Chi Minh City by pfsmalo
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Much more cosmopolitan than Hanoi or the other smaller cities, there is nonetheless a laid back feel to HCMC. Quite easy to walk around unless you want to go to Cholon but quite a few of the sights are quite close together. There are of course all the usual street sights such as this vendor anywhere you look.
This woman tried to sell me a ticket for a cruise on the Saigon river when I was close by. After 10 mins. of banter I told her I was leaving that afternoon, so no problem she says," do you want to take my photo ?". So I took a couple of shots and she walked away quite content. Me too !!
This was another chance meeting on a side street where the lady was sitting outside her house and I just walked up and asked politely if I could take her photo. I was very surprised when she said yes as quite a lot of the older people are reticent about photos.
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