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Wet weekend in Saigon

Discussion in 'Fuji X100 Forum' started by Spode, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. Spode

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    Last weekend, the family and took a short flight to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). Wet, urban sprawl, insane traffic ... but great food and street photography! The Fuji X70 performed admirably. A few sample pics below:

    DSCF3943. DSCF3995. DSCF3953-Edit. DSCF4009-Edit. DSCF3984.

    More here: A wet weekend in Saigon
     
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  2. dalethorn

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    There's a lot of English in the signs I see, and little or no French.
     
  3. Spode

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    Yes, it's amazing how quickly the French influence has disappeared here.
     
  4. SnapDawg

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    Nothing too surprising though. No one I talked to in Vietnam or Cambodia seemed to miss them too much.
     
  5. Spode

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  6. Les Klein

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    French influence? In Saigon there are many shops selling baguettes, French pastries, and chocolate. I was told that the American influence was toilets, English (which is the pan-Asian common language), and a sense of historic invincibility (re: Western powers).
     
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  7. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    I was commenting on the language on the signs. If there were photos in a business district, or other district of influence (art district, fashion district, public parks et al) that read differently, that would be interesting. I was quite surprised by the preponderance of English in the photos here.