When I was living back in Manila, my happy place is National Bookstore. I can go ’round and ’round the store for hours and not get tired going through the books, smelling the papers, looking at notebooks, and trying different pens.
Here in Saigon, the bookstores are not as well-stocked in the English book department so I don’t get to spend much time in one. But since I still consider myself a tourist parading as a temporary resident here in Saigon, I love going to souvenir shops. Saigon Kitsch is one of my happy places. I visit every now and then to mentally take note of what I’d want to buy when it’s time to say bye bye to this city.
These are just a fraction of what this little shop is selling. Hope I get to bring some loot home! 🙂