My Saigon – From Past to Present

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Ginger is a Chinese-American born in Vietnam, living in Dubai and married to a Scotsman - got all that? She went back to visit her birthplace with her mother and saw everything with a new pair of eyes:

"My mom still knows a few people in the maze-like neighborhood where Auntie’s house is. A few neighbors will greet us each time we leave the house. Since Auntie lives in the Cholon district of Saigon, many speak Chinese although I don’t know how to make conversation with them so I just smile shyly and shuffle along with Wee Scotch. The streets around us are free of litter and I notice that each morning they are swept by the shopkeepers or homeowners with triangular straw brooms."

 

Saigon

 

Image credit: Ginger and Scotch

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