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VIETNAM after 32 years - 2007

It was my first time back in Vietnam after leaving Saigon on 22 April, 1975 for the United States. It was a great opportunities to visit relatives whom I haven't seen for 32 years. The presentation of this gallery is to present a wide spectrum of what I encountered on my trip. There were so many things I saw ranging from the thousands of scooters, daily life's activities during the day and especially at night, the vast amount of small businesses. This is the reason for the pictures not in any particular orders, so I hope you enjoyed traveling with me for my first trip back to Vietnam since the end of the war. I have added personal comments to many of the pictures in the gallery...you have to click the individual image to see the comments. I hope this will give you a sense of my thoughts or ideas when I took the image. We stayed in 7th district of Saigon, then visited my grandma place in Ben Tre and My Tho in the Mekong Delta, back to Saigon. We drove north to Mui Ne, just south of Nha Trang before returning to Saigon. Last few days the family drove south to Can Tho and the Floating Market. I would like to say "thank you" in advance for taking your time in viewing this gallery and for leaving kind comments and your vote of this gallery. Your comments and/or critiques are greatly appreciate. Cheers, Long
JOURNEY BACK TO VIETNAM
JOURNEY BACK T...
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paddling in floating market, Can Tho, Vietnam
paddling in floating market, Can Tho, Vietnam
doing laundry along a dirty shore
doing laundry along a dirty shore
tour guides
tour guides
heavy load
heavy load
school girl in ao dai, Saigon, Vietnam
school girl in ao dai, Saigon, Vietnam
sunset over My Tho
sunset over My Tho
school girl
school girl
Good Morning Vietnam
Good Morning Vietnam
balloon lady
balloon lady
blur of the scooters
blur of the scooters
delivery cyclo
delivery cyclo
in the slow lane
in the slow lane
contemplating life - Journey Back to Vietnam Book
contemplating life - Journey Back to Vietnam Book
convenient store in baskets
convenient store in baskets
life on the river
life on the river
protecting little brother
protecting little brother
Boat Activities on Kenh Te in Saigon, Vietnam 146
Boat Activities on Kenh Te in Saigon, Vietnam 146
sidewalk breakfast
sidewalk breakfast
sidewalk parking in district 1
sidewalk parking in district 1
babysitting grandson
babysitting grandson
red dirt road
red dirt road
snack cart
snack cart
duty free shopping center
duty free shopping center
full of activities
full of activities
night market at Ben Thanh Saigon
night market at Ben Thanh Saigon
People Committee Building
People Committee Building
Rex Hotel
Rex Hotel
Saigon at Night
Saigon at Night
evening with family
evening with family
pho mua sam
pho mua sam
shirt merchants
shirt merchants
hot foods on wheels
hot foods on wheels
going to work
going to work
selling fruit off scooter
selling fruit off scooter
family of four
family of four
sandwich cart with customers
sandwich cart with customers
on the way to school
on the way to school
reflection of the crowds
reflection of the crowds
Family Tomb in Rice Field, Mekong Delta, Vietnam 244
Family Tomb in Rice Field, Mekong Delta, Vietnam 244
banana plants
banana plants
selling garlics
selling garlics
dogs on motorcycle
dogs on motorcycle
green rice field
green rice field
wheels in motion
wheels in motion
the future of My Tho
the future of My Tho
faded green building with blue windows
faded green building with blue windows
Ferries and new My Tho Bridge crossing Mekong River
Ferries and new My Tho Bridge crossing Mekong River
Reading the Real Estate section
Reading the Real Estate section
little girl with mom
little girl with mom
coming from the rice field
coming from the rice field
rice field near Ben Tre
rice field near Ben Tre
biking along rice fields
biking along rice fields
colorful ao dai
colorful ao dai
coconut farmers
coconut farmers
street merchants at My Tho ferry terminal
street merchants at My Tho ferry terminal
going home at night
going home at night
masked riders
masked riders
home along the Mekong River
home along the Mekong River
snack stands
snack stands
monk in grandma's village
monk in grandma's village
old monk
old monk
old monk in Ben Tre
old monk in Ben Tre
my grandma
my grandma
through the rice field
through the rice field
outdoor toilet
outdoor toilet
place of honor
place of honor
little red drum
little red drum
Giong Tre Church
Giong Tre Church
Ben Tre church
Ben Tre church
grandma's neighbors
grandma's neighbors
road from grandma's house
road from grandma's house
climbing down the coconut tree
climbing down the coconut tree
cooking area
cooking area
three grand ladies
three grand ladies
beautiful smile
beautiful smile
relatives house
relatives house
clean clothings
clean clothings
little power ranger
little power ranger
grandma new kitchen
grandma new kitchen
cousin's friends
cousin's friends
grandma and aunties
grandma and aunties
fruit merchants
fruit merchants
coffin makers
coffin makers
high school girls after class
high school girls after class
shell fish and clams merchants
shell fish and clams merchants
boats at sunset on Mekong River
boats at sunset on Mekong River
glow of small business
glow of small business
tropical fruits
tropical fruits
waiting at the line
waiting at the line
15 floors building
15 floors building
Cho Lon
Cho Lon
praying at the temple
praying at the temple
circular incenses
circular incenses
Saigon Post Office
Saigon Post Office
traffics at Ben Thanh circle
traffics at Ben Thanh circle
crossing at Ben Thanh circle
crossing at Ben Thanh circle
faces in motion
faces in motion
cyclo drivers
cyclo drivers
transport products
transport products
burning incense
burning incense
Rush hour at Nguyen Thai Hoc Bridge
Rush hour at Nguyen Thai Hoc Bridge
quite moment at L'Opera
quite moment at L'Opera
masks hats and gloves
masks hats and gloves
simple living in the country
simple living in the country
illegal pass
illegal pass
fishing boats
fishing boats
safe in harbor
safe in harbor
life on boat
life on boat
fishing off the boat
fishing off the boat
little bird
little bird
little temple in Mui Ne
little temple in Mui Ne
carrying large sign
carrying large sign
resort in Mui Ne
resort in Mui Ne
mosquito net
mosquito net
630am on Mui Ne beach
630am on Mui Ne beach
holding on
holding on
lifting the circular boat
lifting the circular boat
ready to come ashore
ready to come ashore
catch of the day
catch of the day
family affair
family affair
poor fishermen family
poor fishermen family
going over the catch
going over the catch
little brother
little brother
taking care little sister
taking care little sister
waiting for family
waiting for family
coming ashore
coming ashore
Vietnamese fishing boats Mui Ne
Vietnamese fishing boats Mui Ne
fishing boats in harbor
fishing boats in harbor
boat of all types
boat of all types
home port
home port
shells
shells
school girl
school girl
Jill and kids
Jill and kids
Mui Ne sand dune and bay
Mui Ne sand dune and bay
sand dunes of Mui Ne
sand dunes of Mui Ne
expressions
expressions
sand dune girl
sand dune girl
sand dune kid
sand dune kid
going down hill
going down hill
innocent smile
innocent smile
preparing for sliding
preparing for sliding
my wife Katherine
my wife Katherine
colorful eyes
colorful eyes
mending the net
mending the net
shifting sand
shifting sand
seeking permission
seeking permission
going to work on the beach
going to work on the beach
coast line of South Central Vietnam
coast line of South Central Vietnam
sunrise worshipers
sunrise worshipers
glider surfing
glider surfing
dry landscape
dry landscape
diverse landscape in Vietnam
diverse landscape in Vietnam
drying something
drying something
going to school
going to school
houses and rice field
houses and rice field
scooters gas station
scooters gas station
Po Klong Garai Cham Towers
Po Klong Garai Cham Towers
Cham Towers
Cham Towers
small Cham Tower
small Cham Tower
small temple
small temple
details in the Cham Tower
details in the Cham Tower
entrance to large tower
entrance to large tower
view from Cham Tower area
view from Cham Tower area
family wagon
family wagon
family of 5
family of 5
scooters rest area
scooters rest area
brick factory
brick factory
lazy morning
lazy morning
beautiful
beautiful
fishing in Saigon river
fishing in Saigon river
sea of scooters
sea of scooters
dreaming of christmas
dreaming of christmas
waiting for customers
waiting for customers
court yard
court yard
doing daily chores
doing daily chores
working tug boat
working tug boat
shrine along a street
shrine along a street
well balanced scooter
well balanced scooter
roadside bike repair stand
roadside bike repair stand
gravesites in field
gravesites in field
roosters in cages
roosters in cages
Thanh That Cai-Lay Temple
Thanh That Cai-Lay Temple
smiling skinny scooter driver
smiling skinny scooter driver
Vinh Long Bridge
Vinh Long Bridge
coming into port
coming into port
beautiful aged face
beautiful aged face
sugarcane lady
sugarcane lady
seeding the rice field
seeding the rice field
watch for my hat
watch for my hat
Duc Tan bike shop
Duc Tan bike shop
tending to the rice field
tending to the rice field
little gray hair lady
little gray hair lady
in Mekong Delta
in Mekong Delta
Selling meat sandwich on bike
Selling meat sandwich on bike
proud water taxi driver
proud water taxi driver
doing dishes
doing dishes
doing laundry and cleaning chicken
doing laundry and cleaning chicken
breakfast on boat
breakfast on boat
family dinner on boat
family dinner on boat
going to the floating market
going to the floating market
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