chiqee I'm not sure if anyone else feels the same way but living in Vancouver means that it could rain & be gloomy for days. So I have learned to live for & appreciate the moments like these, however long or brief it may be because it all could very well change. 3d

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chiqee I've been running this route for a while now & somebody asked why I don't change it up & doesn't it get boring? Never! My favourite part is watching this unobstructed horizon. Today there was only a halo of light & it made the sea dance & simmer. 5d

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chiqee Street Food City is happening now this week. Visit the art gallery front lawn for quite a diverse selection of food trucks. Had @dddinertruck's homemade chilli, bacon, cheddar cheese dog w/ butterscotch root beer. Yum! 2w

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chiqee #tbt to riding around in a motorbike in Saigon with the XO Tour crew. My guide, Yen, & the girls at XO are skilled motorists. It was so fun riding around several of Saigon's districts & eat for 4.5hrs. The most memorable was weaving in & out of Saigon's notoriously crazy roads & traffic. If you are in HCMC, I highly recommend their tour. Here I'm pretending to be the driver but it was fun being driven around Saigon at night. 2w

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chiqee When people ask me of all the areas I was able to visit in Vietnam recently, which was the most impressionable? I think Hoi An would be my answer. It's not hard to see why it was picked by UNESCO's World Heritage Site. Visually & culturally charming with an awesome culinary appeal. 2w

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chiqee The moment when the ocean overtakes the shore. 3w
  •   anaderzafar @chiqee thanks, I think you are right. I was kinda worried that it would be really bad but I guess in the end it all comes down to what you're expecting. I'll make sure not to let any of my trash laying around You have made me really curious as to what the northern beaches look like though, can't wait to visit Vietnam. 2w
  •   chiqee @anaderzafar I thought it was fun making a trek to the north end. It's very peaceful & the water is less calm than the south though. I could still swim but the waves were rougher. I've noticed that that was where the snorkelling tours were. I didn't do the tours, just paid a guy to take me to the places & could spend all day being in one place or several. I don't think the snorkelling was very good because the water was really rough. 2w
  •   anaderzafar @chiqee thanks, I'm not really the snorkling kinda guy so that works out for me though. But how do you get back? Did someone pick you up at the end of the day? 1w
  •   chiqee @anaderzafar u negotiate a motorist for the day. He just hangs out in the proximity & waits until u are done & ready to move on. So it's way better than a tour. 1w
  •   anaderzafar @chiqee that sounds really easygoing, any idea on how much they charge you for that? 1w
  •   chiqee @anaderzafar 350,000d from Long Beach to Sao Beach (30km). Agreed to be picked up at 10am & left around 5pm to watch the sunset as you ride along the road. 400,000 to North cost it was further distance. Same thing but I went along 3-4 beach areas that I was told to visit. Left around 5pm to see the sunset along the coast. Pretty awesome. 1w
  •   anaderzafar @chiqee wow, that's really not expensive at all So they pick you up at your hotel and drop you off and then later on the day they pick you up and rerurn you to yoyr hotel? 1w
  •   anaipf11 gorgeus! 6d

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chiqee Tonight's sunset, as seen from under the Granville Street Bridge. 3w

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chiqee Sun setting in my neck of the woods. SGN ️ TPE.
Thanks for the kind comments over the course of this trip & for the new followers. I had a great time & enjoyed sharing my journey with you. I look forward to discovering new destinations with you in the near future.
Vietnam is definitely a up & coming destination in the same vein as Thailand & Indonesia but it has a few growing pains but I think that's the charm of Vietnam. Highly recommend visiting. The cities & islands in SE Asia may seem alike in vibe & tone but it's so different. As they say in SE Asia - same same but different.
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chiqee Typical motorbike valet seen pretty much all over HCMC. Some are massive than others & it's a bit dizzying to imagine the valet having to find a specific bike out of the masses. Also witness a man trying to retrieve his bike only to be told he has a fake ticket & his bike was not parked there. 3w

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chiqee Waiting to board my flight & going to post pictures I haven't got around to.

Saw a chicken & rooster cross the road. I've learned not to be surprised about the nature of randomness in Saigon.
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chiqee Is it crazy that I'm going to miss this chaos, noise, & everything wonderful/not so wonderful about this city? 3w
  •   chiqee @helznguyen sry we couldn't meet, I was running around trying to find gifts for fam. Enjoy your time in Vietnam & escape from the heat! 3w
  •   delilaadnan like it 3w
  •   helznguyen @chiqee There's always another place and another opportunity and thank you, it was really fun following your journey discovering new places in VN Have a safe trip home! 3w
  •   thelashing YOU are perfect! 3w
  •   the.milieu.assembly I really enjoy your style 3w
  •   chiqee @the.milieu.assembly thanks! 3w
  •   emersonv Interesting photo 3w
  •   _ethan_parker Nice! 3w

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chiqee Last coconut water break in Vietnam. Going to a tough adjustment to reality when I get home. 3w

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