Saturday, January 28, 2017

Asian Adventure - Part 3

We finish our visit to Vietnam with a visit to Ho Chi Min City (Saigon). 

This is the grand palace. Inside it is stuck in the 60s as far as design goes. I overheard a visitor saying it wasn't old enough because it was built post war. I think this person needs to go back to his history book and see the damage done during the war . . . It is a cold war relic with the bomb shelter below to prove it!




This was one of the pieces of "art"/gifts inside. Animal rights have a long way to go, but after seeing this, we can agree we have come a long way!

We stopped at a lacquer workshop. It was cool to see them making the pieces and we did purchase a piece for our art collection. (Our walls are decorated with pieces we love from our trips). 



Our piece - it is straight just not in this picture, surrounded by things from Japan 

This is the post office that was designed by a very famous architect - Mr. Eiffel.


This was my favourite Buddha from the entire trip.



This is how the bikes were parked outside a market - Crazy! Vietnam has 90 million people and 45 million bikes/scooters.



Slums in the city. 



Come back next week when we take a break from sight seeing and talk about living on a boat for 14 days!

18 comments:

  1. wow that are a lot of bikes!!! I would love to see your wall... it#s great to add a memory from efurry trip, what a pawsome idea!

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  2. My husband spent 90 days over there as his company has a manufacturing facility that he was helping with the design and set up of some new equipment. He used to send me photos of people on the scooters laden with baskets of ducks or huge bundles of flowers. How they managed to stay upright was beyond me. Looking at the slums I'm very grateful we live where we do.

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  3. That must be a fun place to vacation!

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  4. Wow, what interesting architecture. I love seeing the new(er) buildings along with the Buddha, so much contrast. Love your new piece of art!

    Can't wait to hear about the cruising!

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  5. I think this is our favorite set of photos. We wonder what someone does with the elephant paws?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  6. What amazing photos. Thank you for sharing. We love your wall art too. Nose licks and love from Moth xx

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  7. K-10Did you and the man go on a tour or just guide yourselves on this trip. Looks like you saw a lot.
    All those bikes amazing. wonder how often someone goes home with someone's else bike
    Hugs hiC

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  8. Wow! Thanks for the photos! We enjoyed seeing them!

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  9. Wowsa! That looks like funs! You're right, the inside does remind Ma of the 60's! (all that's missing is the lime green shag carpet!) I bet the foodables there are great!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  10. Your pictures are wonderful! What an interesting trip!

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  11. So many different things to see and do. Those scooters are crazy. How does anyone get their bike out?

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  12. Wow, it is SO different from here. Great photos!

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  13. We are enjoying every single second of this... THANK YOU for Sharing this amazing Trip with us.

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  14. What amazing photos of such an interesting place. Love all the bikes and motor scooters!

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  15. Woo! Hoo! LOVE the pictures! What an adventure. I am so glad that you are sharing your photos and your experiences. Speaking of experiences, mes KNOWS Phenny will loves learning the tips that yous is posting for him! Mes thinks they is purrfect! And yous guys has the bestest dates for the dance ever!
    Kisses
    Nellie
    Sorry wes not posting our comments on each blog post. Wes reads yous guys adventures in bed on the tablet and its hard to comment with those tiny onscreen keys.

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  16. Wow, I didn't realize you traveled to Asia! I love seeing other cultures. Your art piece is so pretty.

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