The week before Chinese New Year

It feels awkward when Vietnamese call it Chinese new year! But then I don’t know what they call it.

Jessie’s Parents are here and she is taking them around for shopping and park hopping. The weather is a bit forgiving, specially in the park.

I had just spent another night dreaming, thinking, planning. I think there are some good takeaways from it and I intend to follow them and hope for a much regarding relaxing year ahead.



In the meantime I have to go hunt this tea that we had at Nana Tea. They don’t sell the packs :(

Vietnam Trip


Notre Dame Cathedral Ho Chi Minh


Hand Painted key chain and photo frame at flea


Decoration plants in awesome shapes. Couldn’t buy them due to import restrictions


A couple in rain on the bikes. Haven’t seen so many bikes anywhere together.

No better way to start a travel post than by pictures. I had an absolutely memorable trip to Vietnam with Jessie. Totally last minute and abrupt.

Ho Chi Minh is a beautiful city. More vivid and developed than I thought and far less crowded than I was told. People are friendly except for some flea shop girls :-)

Its a mecca of cheap and good quality stuff. The make authentic duplicate items at throw away prices. Tommy Hilfiger T-shirts for $10! Crumpler bags at $25 all with 100% authentic material at Saigon Square.