A few days ago I made a quick stop at Ben Thanh to meet friends.
I rarely visit this place unless we have friends visiting.
People usually associate Ben Thanh market with good deals for souvenirs. But really, apart from souvenirs and the usual wet market, Ben Thanh has real great finds like this shop selling baking products.
A friend was looking for some hair clamps. She got her wish. 😛
For some reason, these items are really expensive here. These are quite cheap back in my home country. I miss Divisoria when I see the prices here.
Lots and lots of pretty trinkets!
We hung out at Shop Hoa while waiting for our friends to arrive. The shop owner, Phuc is now running her mom’s shop of 30 years. She sells imported items that her mom, Hoa sends from the US. Since she’s a shop owner, she only pays for the maintenance fee including utilities which is around 1MVND a month. Not bad!
Definitely coming to Ben Thanh to visit Phuc for my stash and anh Hien at the back selling Jansport backpack. 😀