Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, is a loud and bustling commercial capital. It has lots of markets, a neat downtown area, colonial architecture up to the 20th century, mixed with asian housing and temples.

On the other hand, the Mekong Delta around Can Tho is a good spot to leave the tourist's path and to experience traditional life. Here people live on the water pretty much, load their boats full of goods and look for customers on the floating markets.

In places, rice noodles are still made by hand. This sounds simple, but photography is often thankful for manual labour.

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Ho-Chi-Minh City was Saigon  

Old government palace of Saigon  

Old government palace of Saigon  

Old government palace of Saigon  

Girl of Saigon  

Sunrise on the Mekong Delta near Can Tho  

People spend their life on boats in the Mekong Delta  

Life on boats in Mekong delta  

Life on boats in Mekong delta  

Life on boats in Mekong delta  

Life on boats in Mekong delta  

Life on boats in Mekong delta  

Life on boats in Mekong delta  

Life on boats in Mekong delta  

Life on boats in Mekong delta  

Going to be noodles - here's how it works...  

Put the dough on the stove  

Take the dough from the stove  

Take the dough from the stove  

Take the dough from the stove  

Making noodles (Vietnam)  

 

 

... and put it on this mat.  

 

Then it needs to cool and dry.  

Then it needs to cool and dry.  

Then you cut it.  

Here you go.  

Don't forget to eat!