Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Expat Life...Saigon



Someone asked me recently what I do with my day. 
I am always stumped by this question.
The answer came out in a slow ramble of words.
write 
website, (blog) 
photography
garden 
art
museum
travel 
explore 
adventure 
eat
shop

As an expat, you want to see and do it all.
Time ticks by and before you know it you are moving on.
Please join me as we make the most of a day in Saigon.

We would start by admiring
the lotus flowers blooming in our garden




and then onto shopping on Dong Khoi Street.



Take snaps of flowers to search botanical names.



Snap the local scenery.





Snap bougainvillea in mass.


Visit my favourite gallery, Tu Do Gallery, to see what's new.





Admiring a growing garden..perhaps by Rudolph?


Taking in sights in our neighbourhood.


Watch Tika swim a few laps.


Pop back into  Tu Do Gallery for another peak.


Contemplating how they do it...pack it all in?


Checking out furniture on Le Cong Kieu Street.


Stop into Chateau Mango for lotus blossom tea.



Visit a market stall close to home.





and...the last shot


This morning, my juice concoction after Pilates class.
No complaints from this expat.
:)


14 comments:

  1. Wow what a wonderful day - thank you for sharing - just lovely. F xx

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    1. Your very welcome Francesca...I am glad you could come along! :)

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  2. I love the painting and your day sounds perfect.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  3. I, too, really like that painting above. It is so soft and calm. I also really like those cabinets in the furniture shop. We have a few but the selection there must be amazing.

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    1. Funny you should say that Sarah...we bought two of the cabinets shown in that photo. :)

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  4. Lovely day! Thanks for sharing.
    I am wondering, what are all these KH Cat Tong B Numbers on the walls? Telephone numbers for escort service? ;-) They look interesting and make good compositions for photographers!

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    1. Hi Suzi..they are telephone numbers for local construction companies...to let people know where they can purchase the products. They are often seen near buildings under construction. Good question! :)

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  5. Am so incredibly jealous of your lotus. It would grow here - at least, for a while - but one plant would more than take over my tiny pond. Will have to adore yours from afar.

    Am constantly in awe of all the layers I see in your photos. Vietnam must just be ... a wonderful adventure!

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    1. Thank you Webb...and I agree, they do take up a lot of space and grow quickly here. I think I may have trouble keeping up with pots. So glad you are enjoying the photos... :)

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  6. You are a busy girl! Happy trails:)b

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    1. Hi Brenda... Some days yes...others not so much. For the moment...a good balance. :)

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  7. Wonderful photographs from a person who lives full, vibrant days! One question: do you ever swim in your gorgeous pool? Being a water person who does not relish high humidity, I would do all my exercising, and a lot of relaxing, in it! Thank you for this sumptuous glimpse of your daily life there! Leslie in Portland, Oregon

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    1. Hi Leslie..I do but admit to being more of a 'dunker' than swimmer. There are bigger pools within our compound for swimming. One day..I will do a post on it! :)

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