Friday, February 5, 2010

Saigon Shout Out!

Have we mentioned how much we love Saigon, Vietnam? It is easily one of our favorite cities in the world, and when we found this YouTube video of Saigon Miniture City Time Lapse - Tilt Shift made in 2007 by a Our Man in Hanoi, we honestly teared up.

Saigon does that to you. It's as if the video was made to capture our favorite memories and places in Saigon:

The bus stop where we first set foot in this amazing city

The vendors putting up umbrellas at Ben Thanh Market in preparation for the night market

The tropical park in front of the Opera House where people gather at dusk/dawn to do group tai chi

The Scooters

The murky Saigon River full of life

The New World Hotel

The crazy muli-lane turnarounds

Reunification Palace with it's treelined avenues

Close up of the Rex Hotel where Mike proposed

The Notre Dame Cathedral

Saigon isn't the most beautiful city in the world. Unlike other cities (European ones come to mind) the buildings and city itself are not the attraction, it's the people - full of life, humor, and purpose. What other city could make riding around on a scooter a daily evening event! We can't express enough how much we love Saigon and can't wait to go back for more!

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