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Postcards from Phu Quoc

On our 2nd day in Phu Quoc, we went for a walk along Long Beach and checked out the other resorts.  When we reached the farthest one, there was a small restaurant and souvenir shop selling postcards.  The clincher?  I … Continue reading

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Bookazine

Meet Mr. Hoang Xuan Tho.  He owns Bookazine, the nha sach at 28 Dong Khoi St., Q1. Amidst the growing number of hotels, boutiques and souvenir shops catering to tourists along Dong Khoi St., his bookshop remains steadfast.  In fact, … Continue reading

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Saigon Opera House

I think that the Saigon Opera House or the Municipal Theatre is one of the most beautiful buildings in Saigon. Whenever I pass it, I can’t help but take a snapshot — it simply begs for a photoshoot.  You can … Continue reading

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100th Postcard

Officially via Postcrossing, my 100th postcard was received by another postcrosser in Poland. The postcard is a shot of Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi with a couple of elders doing some Tai-chi (I think). It took 9 days for this … Continue reading

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Postcard Patrol

You just gotta love the postcards from Vietnam.  Friends from other countries are just amazed by the wide variety of subjects showcased in such small cardboard papers from here (although Vietnam postcards are large compared to other non-Asian countries). Since … Continue reading

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Pictures on the Vietnam War

This set of postcards by ex-field photo journalist, Doan Cong Tinh contains 16 photographs taken during the Vietnam War. I was hesitant to get this at first as I’m no fan of depressing postcards or photographs.  In the end, my … Continue reading

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PFS: Woman in Cyclo

I know this blog suddenly feels like all about postcards but what better to encapsulate Saigon but through postcard shots taken by trained photographers? 🙂 This postcard of the old lady in a cyclo was taken by Radhika Chalasani.  Suffice … Continue reading

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