When you think of Saigon it’s impossible not to think of the chaotic and dynamic spirit that oozes from the weaving and winding streets. The motorbikes, cars, bicycles and rickshaws; the banh mi stalls, food markets, street vendors, boutique bistros and luxury fine dining; the local guesthouses, chic hotels and luxe accommodations, all add up to create the energy that is Ho Chi Minh City.
Saigon is so much more than its typical touristy highlights. One of the best things about this city is that you don't need a destination in mind to have an adventure. As cliche as it may sound, the best way to experience Saigon has always been by getting lost in the maze of its alleys. One of my favourite things to do on the weekend is wander through a district I've never been to before in attempt to find those teeny-tiny nooks and crannies photographers live for! For me, the more lost I am the better, the tinier the alley the more character it spews and the lower the red plastic stool the more delicious the food is going to be.
Saigon's creative vibes and distinctive feels make it an unparalleled haven for photographers. So, to let you in on just one of the reasons why I love living in this city, here is a small collection of street photos I captured on a typical day in Ho Chi Minh City.
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