Each year, we have a 4/5 days "field trip" at Samurai Factory. Two years ago we visited Las Vegas and a jump to the Grand Canyon; last year we visited London with a jump in Paris, and this year we went to Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) as known as Saigon (or Sai Gon). I won't copy and paste the wiki page, but it can be a good idea to check it.

Included in the trip, besides usual sightseeing, this time was also an opportunity to visit 2 web companies as well as the University of Technology (and its IT department). I'll develop that a bit in an other article, but for now here are my first impressions of the city, mainly street/traffic shots.

Adults have to wear helmet, but not the

Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City - Photo

Saigon is the world capital of motorbike.

Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City - Photo

View from my room at the New World Hotel :

Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City - Photo

Kid playing :

Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City - Photo

One of the numerous repair garage :

Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City - Photo

Morning traffic :

Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City - Photo

I like this dog, never seen like this before :

Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City - Photo

Many streets look like this, constructions are all around in the city (there's a lot to do...):

Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City - Photo

Usual triporteur?

Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City - Photo

Street life :

Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City - Photo

I thought cabling/wire system was crazy in Japan. Well, Vietnam does good also!

Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City - Photo

Man at work :

Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City - Photo

Ba ba ba (Three three three) :

Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City - Photo

Traffic is crazy, but a little bit more under the rain...

Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City - Photo

Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City - Photo

It seems traffic was even crazier not so long ago, with few regulation lights and nobody wearing helmet... I don't know the official stats about accidents but our guide told us there was (not surprisingly) a lot...

End of part 1 !

PS : All shots done with the Nikon D5000.

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By Jesslee At 2009-05-30 06:46:12

Love the street shots. There's a lot to see and shoot in this city.

Now I'm so drooling to visit there some day.

Thanks for sharing.


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