To Ho Chi Minh…


We took a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon, HCMC) the next day. The thing you immediately notice about this city is the amazing number of scooters and motorcyles. There could be from 50 to 150 two-wheeled vehicles lined up at each intersection, in both directions! They seem to have a keen sense of flow. A person’s handlebars may be inches away from their neighbouring scooters. The mass of them are not unlike a school of fish; changing direction as a whole around any obstacle.
With that many 2 wheeled vehicles, the inner tubes can pile up!
Not sure if this is to code:
We went to the Vietnamese wedding of our friend Nhu. It had a traditional side, complete with the groom’s family coming to the bride’s family’s house bearing gift boxes of fruits, cake, and roasted duck. The reception was held in a large hotel that had many ballrooms; each holding a wedding reception. There were dancing and singing entertainers just before dinner, complete with exploding balloons of tinsel-confetti.
As it was a wedding, some of the fancier dishes were served:
It was a beautiful wedding and we feel so special to have been invited by our friend, Nhu. We wish all the best to her and her husband, Thien.

2 Comments to

“To Ho Chi Minh…”

  1. On January 30th, 2011 at 1:04 pm Katrina Says:

    LOVE love love the telephone pole pic! i had one similar from katmandu. makes me laugh just thinkin about it.
    xo to all of you

  2. On February 17th, 2011 at 5:56 am Carl Lowry Says:

    Thanks for the pic of Nhu at her wedding. I certainly wish her well. I must send her an e-mail of congratulations. I would have done so earlier but didn’t know when the wedding was to take place.

    Wonderful you could be there.


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